“You must spend money to earn money.” And it’s no different for authors. Buying refurbished can save you money, and these three steps will also help you avoid the headache of purchasing bad products.
Editors are trained to look for repetitions and redundancies. And no, they are not the same thing. How to tell the difference, and when to use each in your writing.
Why you should write for anthologies, especially as a new author.
You've edited your book for the thousandth time. Here's why you need to read the whole thing from start to finish.
Telling a story—delivering a narrative—is just as important in creative nonfiction, academic writing, marketing writing, business writing, and any other kind of technical writing, as it is in fiction.
Weapons can really amp up fight scenes, but make sure you're using them right in your story to keep readers turning pages.
As a professional author, you can take critique and do many things with it, but here are several ways to interpret notes you receive from your beta readers, alpha readers, or editors.
Self-editing is not writing—it’s a completely different skill, and requires a completely different frame of mind. It requires you to look at your work as a reader will, not as the author.
With over a decade’s experience as an editor—in-house with a corporate publisher and an independent publishing house, and especially as a freelancer working with self-published authors—the skill that I treasure the most is empathy.
Image credit to Laura Fuhrman on Unsplash. Every reader can name the most memorable characters they have met in pages of print. Yet no matter the diversity of genre or age of the works in which these characters appear, each of these characters shares a common quality ̶ the ability to successfully lay claim to … Continue reading Guest Post: What Makes Memorable Characters by Irada Ronalder