I just came across this extremely helpful post by Bryn Donovan--if you've ever found your head spinning when trying to figure out what level of editing your manuscript might need, read on! Hey friends! Before I published my first book with a publisher, I didn’t understand that there are different types of editing. Even if … Continue reading What Is Developmental Editing? — Bryn Donovan
If the answer is yes, then you've come to the right place: https://writealready2017.wordpress.com/ I've been a freelance copyeditor/proofreader for a while now, and I've worked on all kinds of projects...but what I really excel at--my superpower, if you will--is taking a finished manuscript and making it shine. Most copyeditors will take a manuscript and offer … Continue reading Do you have an amazing story you’ve been dying to tell, but just don’t feel you have the writing skills to do it justice?
Here are some really helpful points for any newbie authors out there considering the self-pub route...give it a click!What to Pay for When Publishing… — James Harringtons Creative Work
No matter how many times you've read through your precious manuscript, I can guarantee you that there are still corrections and improvements to be made. I know--because I'm a writer, too--and I've been there. Writing has always been my passion–and out of that passion, almost by default, grew a staunch conviction that, if you are … Continue reading Finally going to publish that book? Then you need an editor–because Grammarly isn’t enough.
Writing an elevator pitch should be easy, right? It’s just one sentence, maybe two, the gist, the… For me, it’s the process of condensing 115,000 words into a handful of meaningful, plot-hinging terms. Eek! But wait, let’s back up. What’s an elevator pitch, you ask? It’s a marketing term used to relay an idea in […] … Continue reading The Elevator Pitch – So What’s Your Book About? — Jeanne G’Fellers
Stories come in every shape and size, and as an author, you bring your own expertise and experience to your tale. So when it comes to editing, you might not need the same sort of help as someone else. You might excel at catching grammar problems but struggle with writing the blurb, the back-of-the-book […] via … Continue reading The 7 Types of Editing Your Book Needs — A Writer’s Path
If you are, will be, or even think there's a slight possibility of considering trying to find a literary agent...or need any other information related to getting published: read this now. This post is amazing--and I haven't even had the chance to follow all of her oh-so-relevant-and-remarkable links... by Jane Friedman In today’s market, probably … Continue reading How to Find a Literary Agent for Your Book… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog
by ERIC SMITH (GUEST BLOGGER) As a literary agent, I’m lucky enough to go to a lot of writing workshops, where I usually dish advice about one of two things: query letters or social media. When it comes to social media and publishing, digital platforms have a special place in my heart. After all, Twitter … Continue reading 10 Tips for Authors on Using Social Media from a Literary Agent — How To Ebook
A: Pretty much all the time. At least for me, it is. And especially this particular revision, which involves completely removing a main character's POV from the storyline. Why would I take such a drastic move? Well, pull up a chair. I'll try to be brief. After finishing my novel (over FOUR years ago) and … Continue reading When Is Revising Your Novel Like Pulling Teeth?–by Deana Coddaire
But at the same time, like everyone is reading. Much like the market from a business standpoint, the reader is always right. If they didn’t like your narrative, or thought your list of characters wasn’t diverse enough, or thought your prose were a written car crash… they were right. They’re always – always – right. … Continue reading Write Like No One Is Reading — Liam-J-Cross Writing&Editing