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The Importance of the Copy Edit

A friend is doing a massive favor for me and the other authors of a collection we’ve already released. She’s doing the copy edit we should’ve done to begin with. Even though I had already edited the bulk of the … Continue reading

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Pronouns of Biblical Proportions

Today’s writing lesson comes from the Genesis, right after Joseph ben Jacob was sold by his brothers: Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. And Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him from … Continue reading

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Best Article About Editing

  Dave Chesson has a great guide to editors and editing on his site kindlepreneur, and I’m not saying that just because I’m listed as one of the editors. If you think you’re going to be in the market for an editor … Continue reading

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About Agents, Publishing, and Social Media

I promised to write about the Bridge to Publication Conference I attended in Lake Charles, Louisiana, but I didn’t realize how much I could learn in a one-day conference and how much I would have to write about. My experience … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Conflict

You’ve heard authors talk about turning off their internal editor? There’s a reason for that. Authors and editors think differently, and if one can’t shut off the other when necessary, there is conflict. I doubt I’m telling anyone what they … Continue reading

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Little Oops–Big Oops

One of my clients sent me an email chock-full of apologies for making me suffer through all those typos!  “I’m so embarrassed!” “Ha! That’s nothin’!” says I. Seriously–do you know what I did last month? No, of course not. I … Continue reading

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Beyond Chapter Five

Lately, every novel I’ve read falls apart after chapter five, as if no one in the publishing process cares whether the book is good beyond the hook. Just in case anyone is wondering, I will put a book down after … Continue reading

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To Pub, or Not to Pub

Very few things are more exciting than typing “The End” on the last page of your first book. It has been the project of your heart for one, three, five years. Your baby, born after a long and painful labor. Now: … Continue reading

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