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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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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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5 Reasons You Need an In-Depth Critique

5 Reasons You Need an In-Depth Critique Criticism is something many of us shy away from. Who wants to hear what they are doing wrong? Praise is where it’s at! Right? Maybe not. Criticism, in the most constructive way, makes us stronger—makes our writing, our voice, and our stories stronger. Before I give you five […]

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NaNoWriMo is Done. Now What?

Guest post by Nikki Busch National Novel Writing Month, known as NaNoWriMo, is over. Whether you completed all 50,000 words or made it halfway, be proud! Now that the challenge is done, there’s hard work ahead. Take Your Time The month of November likely flew by, but the time you take to revise your draft […]

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Self-Publishing or Traditional: Which One is Right for You?

@KatieMcCoach FOR THOSE WHO are planning to self-publish a book, you may have heard by now that self-publishing is a business. It’s your business, and treating your business with professionalism and enlisting in the required help will help your business (books) succeed. For those seeking agent representation, this idea also holds true, however a publisher […]

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Hiring an Editor + the Different Kinds of Editing Explained

@KatieMcCoach Do you need an editor? Yes. This is the only answer. Every writer needs an editor. Editors need editors. Full disclosure: I am a freelance editor, and when I publish my book, I will be hiring a few editors as well. You read that right. Not just one editor—an entire team. Professionalism is key. […]

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