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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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Why You Should Work with an Editor Before Pitching an Agent

Sending your manuscript out to agents and editors for possible representation and publication is exciting, but mostly terrifying. You hope that your query will make a good enough impression and that an agent will be intrigued and request the full manuscript! How do you guarantee yourself the best chance of hooking — and then landing […]

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