"Hm, sounds like your settings are off. It should just convert straight over, like scanning it. Try using the http://www.doc2pdf.net/ link mentioned in the instructions to the group. I've used it and never had any trouble like that.
"Yeah, contractions are your friend. This isn't literary or historical fiction, it's YA. Your voice needs to feel like a teen's voice, and I haven't met a kid yet that doesn't use contractions.
Interesting that the italics…"
"Hi Cait, thanks for your observations.
The single quotes on my MS Doc, are in italics, as they are thoughts, it didn't convey properly onto PDF, and I couldn't adjust it, so that's why it's probably confusing. The same goes for…"
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The moderators and experienced 'Yalits writers' will help you out with any queries you have. But in the meantime, just have fun browsing and check out the various groups you can join. You'll…"
Welcome, from a fellow newbie. I'm glad I'm not the only one having problems uploading a profile picture. That would be great thanks, if you find anything out, not too clever when it comes to techie things. :(
Hope to see you…"
Problematic scene? Scene just not shaping up the way you want it to? Fight scene not as kick-ass as it should be? How 'bout that kissing scene? Lost its sizzle? Let us pimp your scene! Three page maximum please! Group Coordinator: LM Preston
I'm new here too :) I'd be interested to take a look, but I must warn you, I am not a published writer (yet). Would love to develope a crit group of new and experienced writers from all areas of YA…"
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