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Professional in Need of Feedback

I’m a professional author. That means I write a story and send it off to my publisher. Right? Wrong. In most cases, most professional authors write a manuscript and return to it to rewrite, revise (not the same as rewriting), edit (not the same as revising) and polish (a cat of an entirely different color) …

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Two Paths to Publishing: Which is Right for You?

This blog has often featured articles that writers might find helpful. Not because I’m an expert on this whole “writing gig” but because I’ve done some digging. I want your road to publishing to be smoother than mine has been. One of the big questions I still find myself debating is about HOW to get …

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The Three Stages of Editing – And why you shouldn’t try them all at once

When it rains, it pours. Manuscripts in need of editing, that is. Each in a different stage of editing: developmental, line and copy edits, oh my. It’s a three-layer parfait. Of doom. The work in progress novel must be ready for submission by the beginning of May. And it’s rough. It’s missing crucial elements. It …

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Whose story is it anyway?

In a non-parody of a comedic television show, let’s take a moment to investigate the ownership of a published work. Recently, this author has been pondering this oft-debated issue, and I’ve come up with four possibilities. One of the co-authors in the romance anthology Accidental Valentine posted on the topic July 16, 2015. Her points …

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