October 26, 2016

Reviews: “The Novel Planner” and “Ready, Set, Novel!”

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NaNoWriMo is less than a week away, which means some of you will have written a book in T-minus 36 days! I considered taking part this year, but I’m not sure that 50,000 words in 30 days will be feasible for me right now. Therefore, I will be writing along . . . but probably not at such a fevered pace. I’m setting the personal goal of spending at least an hour a day on the book that’s floating around in my head. In preparation for the November frenzy, I thought I’d review a couple of writers’ tools and share . . .

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March 14, 2016

3 Quick Tips for Interviewing an Editor

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There’s a blog post going around this week about how copyeditors are almost always evil dementors whose sole aim in life is to suck the soul out of a genius writer’s voice. In fact, according to this particular rant, many editors have no idea what they are doing—even editors working for the Big Five; and there are so few decent line editors in the world that they aren’t worth hiring, especially if you are an indie author. Well. Just spit in my eye, why don’tcha? I don’t even want to link to the post I’m referring to because, frankly, it . . .

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