EditingPublishingWriting
January 8, 2016

Top Ten 2016 New Year’s Resolutions for Writers

10. I Will Not Curse an Agent or an Editor for at Least One Month. Sure, it feels great, brings stress relief, and keeps you…
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EditingPublishingWriting
December 2, 2015

Words of Thanksgiving for Wordsmiths

Click the edit button to add your testimonial. Oh, Ralphie, you always were an old sap. Just like Emerson, this time of year always makes…
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EditingPublishingWriting
November 5, 2015

Big Press or Small Press: That Is the Question

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh, my agent just sent me “the list.” The names of the editors to whom we’ll send my…
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EditingPublishingWriting
October 24, 2015

So That One Time I Got a Literary Agent . . .

Okay, so I haven’t blogged for a while, as my four loyal readers know, so I hope you haven’t been staying up nights weeping about…
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EditingPublishingWriting
September 30, 2015

What’s My Genre Anyway?

This is me, contemplating genre. One of the main questions I am often asked by first time authors is, “How do I define my genre?” I always think it’s incredibly obvious until I realize that perhaps I take genre definitions for granted because I spent so long in the publishing…
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EditingPublishingWriting
August 19, 2015

I Wrote a Book! Who Cares?

  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve come across a wonderfully written novel or work of non-fiction that I know for a fact that no one, and I mean no one, will ever want to read. It’s very disheartening to see such good writing go nowhere. So I…
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EditingPublishingWriting
August 4, 2015

Top Ten Publishing Myths

 1. Editors and agents aren’t looking for great writing anymore...it’s all about the almighty dollar Okay, there’s a bit of truth to this, in that…
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EditingPublishingWriting
July 30, 2015

What Does an Editor At a Publishing House Really Do Anyway?

When I tell someone I’m an editor, the first thing that person usually asks is, “Oh, so you work with commas and spelling and all…
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EditingPublishingWriting
July 27, 2015

Please (Please) Avoid These Common Writing Mistakes

After almost a decade in New York publishing houses, and now as a freelance editor, I keep seeing the same writing, ahem, “issues” cropping up…
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Writing
July 20, 2015

The Important First Line

You've heard it before: the first line of a book is the one that hooks the reader. Makes them want to know more about the plot,…
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EditingPublishingWriting
July 19, 2015

Top Ten Ways to Increase Your Chances of Getting Published

    1. Be a Good Writer and a Good Storyteller “Well, duh, stupid,” you might be thinking. Everyone has to be a good writer! (And don’t…
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