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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 Be An Editor’s Favorite Client

As an author, your relationship with your editor, your book cover designer, your agent, and your publishing house are all extremely important to your success. I believe in good and bad energy—what you put out, you get back in return. Day to day, I work my tail off to be my clients’ favorite editor. If […]

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How To Feel Like Writing Again

Guest post by Ryan Lanz We’ve all felt it at one time or another. The story loses its shine and you’re left with a half-completed story. Why does this happen, and how do you continue? For a lot of writers, this is the mid-point of the story, but truly, it can happen at any point. […]

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Book Review: Idea to EBook: How to Write a Quality Book Fast

I just finished reading C.K. MacLeod’s wonderful resourceful ebook Idea to EBook: How to Write a Quality Book Fast. This ebook is an extremely valuable tool for authors who are interested in self-publishing but need the steps and tools to get there. It’s also a great resource for editors who work with self-publishing authors as well […]

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Writing Fiction That is Believable

Imagine you are sitting amongst fellow writers in a workshop class or critique group. You’ve just finished reading your work and this group is providing constructive criticism. You are nervous, of course, we understand. This writing is a piece of you—anything you write is. This group understands that as well, and they are in the […]

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