I’m bowing to Crimespot pressure and have resumed the use of titles for my blog posts. For some reason, if I don’t have a title, you can’t click through from Crimespot to this blog. And let’s face it, we’re all becoming Crimespot hussies aren’t we? Scheduling our posts so they come in right as a new update is going through…updating a little more frequently to have a better chance of being seen…making our first sentences eye catching and grabbing. Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
But here’s my real concern for today: fonts and margins. I’m a sucker for discussions about the minutia of writing and publishing and there is no topic more minutia-worthy than manuscript format. It frightens beginners and fascinates older sages. Meanwhile a young upstart generation spits in the face of Courier and its crew. So where do you fall in the mix? I want to get a healthy sampling of the authors out there. What font and size do you use, what margins do you set and how long are your manuscripts?
The manuscript I’m working on (or rather procrastinating on) right now is in Times New Roman 12 with 1 inch margins and it’ll end up being about 300 pages long.