Katie's Notebook

A blog about writing, editing, and the bits of life that happen in between

About Katie McCoach

KATIE McCOACH is a developmental book editor at KM Editorial, LLC working with authors to help them create their best story! Be sure to follow her on Twitter @KatieMcCoach.

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Query Letter Bonanza!!

It’s a Query Letter BONANZA!!   Looking for query letter feedback before you hit send? From now through September 14th ONLY, get in-depth, professional feedback on your query letter for only $15. Make that query POP. Ready? PSST. You can buy as many times as you’d like!   “When I first wrote Katie, I knew […]

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20 Things I Learned After Reading 150,000 Words in Opening Pages

20 Things I Learned After Reading 150,000 Words in Opening Pages Recently on the blog we discussed 15 things I learned after reading 100 query letters during the RevPit contest. You can read the article here. During that submission period for the RevPit contest, I not only read 100 query letters, but I also read […]

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Craft Book Review: Take Off Your Pants! by Libbie Hawker

Book Review of Take Off Your Pants! by Libbie Hawker ★★★★★ Anyone who has worked with me through developmental editing has at some point heard me recommend this book. It’s my ultimate go-to craft book. It’s short, easy to apply and understand, and focuses on the heart of what we need in a book. I can’t recommend […]

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How to Make Writers’ Conferences Work for You

How to Make Writers’ Conferences Work for You Conference season is upon us! Okay, yes, it’s pretty much a year-round thing, but because my favorite conference is coming up (RWA), I’m feeling the conference vibes and want to share some thoughts with you. There are hundreds of conferences, day-long events, workshops, and online retreats that […]

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15 Things I Learned After Reading 100 Query Letters

15 Things I Learned After Reading 100 Query Letters A few weeks ago was the submission review period for the annual RevPit contest. During this review period, each editor has one week to review submissions from authors in order to make their final pick to work on one manuscript for the next five weeks. The […]

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Practical Tips for Rewriting your Novel: Free Workshop

Practical Tips for Rewriting your Novel: Free Workshop Finishing even a single draft of a book is a huge accomplishment. But now you must see your manuscript through multiple revisions and drafts. No one writes the perfect book in one shot. You must open yourself up to making changes, listening to feedback, and understanding critiques if […]

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