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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Food for Thought
July 18, 2015

What Do YOU Think?

  The one thing emphasized in any creative writing course is 'write what you  know,' and that automatically drives a wooden stake through the heart…
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PublishingResources
July 17, 2015

Dang, Now I Need an Agent

Right after I got my editing pencil unstuck from my hair (yes, this really just occurred), I was wondering why someone can't just call me up and…
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EditingPublishingWriting
July 16, 2015

“I Don’t Care What You Think Anyway!” (Handling Rejection Well)

First off, this is me, looking editorial. No, I didn't write my novel on this contraption, but I do love me some vintage typewriters. This morning, I'm actually blogging from my Montana mini van. Cause I'm cool like that. Don't worry, my other car is a rockin' Toyota. Anyway, I'm…
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