So, you found a writer’s conference that peaks your interests. What now? Should you start preparing immediately? Short answer: yes. Depending on where you are in the writing process, you’ll want to start doing research, polish your first 15 pages (just in case) and your query, and start thinking about an elevator pitch and effective … Continue reading How to Prepare for a Writing Conference
You’ve done the hard part, you finished your novel. You went back through and self-edited your work and you’re happy with it. Now what? For some writers, paying a professional editor is not in the budget. And that’s okay, everyone has a different situation. But that’s not to say it’s time to submit to a … Continue reading What Is The Difference Between A Beta Reader And A Critique Partner?
By Catherine Matthews What makes you pick up a book, or click on it, or temporarily steal borrow it from your best friend’s "To-Read" pile? Is it the celebrity book club sticker? Is it the new bestseller status? Or is it the fact that the film adaptation is about to come out and you just … Continue reading Three Steps to Setting Your Query Letter Apart
By Margaret Graton You’ve hit save, and you’ve read through your draft a few times. So, at long last, it’s time to start submitting, right? After all, it will be edited in-house before it’s published! Think again! There are several reasons that you might (or might not) need an editor for your book before you … Continue reading Should I Hire an Editor?