by Margaret Graton You might hear that agents like authors who are “easy to work with,” but that moniker goes beyond authors who are generally agreeable people. This often has to do with how well the author works with feedback: will the author listen to suggestions and be amenable to edits, or will there be … Continue reading How To Deal With Editorial Feedback From Your Literary Agent
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?
By Catherine Matthews Pencils down, computer off—you’ve officially finished your manuscript. Hooray! Congratulations! Now you’re off to find an agent…except that there’s just one more step you need to take before pursuing representation. You, my friend, have reached the editing stage—and it’s the most crucial point in your writing journey, because without it you may … Continue reading The 3 Essential Questions to Ask When Editing Your MS
A few months ago I was digging through the boxes of my old stuff at my parents’ house looking for goodness knows what and happened upon the flash drive containing all of my high school writing endeavors. I was so excited to plug in the flash drive and start reading. But man, am I happy … Continue reading Eight Rookie Mistakes to Watch for in Your Writing