Black Friday Deals Extended Thru Cyber Monday

As the title suggests, I've decided to extend my Black Friday deals through the weekend and Cyber Monday due to an overwhelming response. Black Friday Deals 30% off a developmental edit (or $8.40 per 1,000 words) 30% off a manuscript critique (or $3.50 per 1,000 words) $50 query package (critique of a query, synopsis, and … Continue reading Black Friday Deals Extended Thru Cyber Monday

Black Friday Update | Discount on Developmental Editing and Manuscript Critiques

Happy holidays! I wanted to put up another Black Friday post for today with some updates. The deals I posted went quick, so I decided to open it back up. This deal will now run thru Cyber Monday, Nov. 29th, 2021. If you plan on booking an edit or critique with me in the future, … Continue reading Black Friday Update | Discount on Developmental Editing and Manuscript Critiques

Black Friday Deals | Developmental Editing and Manuscript Critiques

Happy Thanksgiving! I want to celebrate the holiday by offering some discounts on developmental editing and manuscript critiques. From now thru Black Friday, I'm offering the following deals on editing services: 30% off a full developmental edit (1 available) 30% off a full manuscript critique (2 available) These are first come, first served, so get … Continue reading Black Friday Deals | Developmental Editing and Manuscript Critiques

How I Write a Manuscript Critique | An Editor’s Rant About Debut Novels

I’m writing this post to explain how I, as a developmental editor, go about reading a book and writing a manuscript critique so prospective clients will know what they’re getting, but I also have some thoughts that might be of interest to writers in general, including my take on what’s required of a debut novel … Continue reading How I Write a Manuscript Critique | An Editor’s Rant About Debut Novels

2022 Market Trends in Book Publishing | My Unqualified Speculation

Last year I laid out my predictions for what book market trends would look like in 2021—including what readers would be reading and what publishers would be buying. It turned out to be the most popular post I’ve ever written, so it behooves me to make my admittedly unqualified speculation an annual tradition and offer … Continue reading 2022 Market Trends in Book Publishing | My Unqualified Speculation

How You Can Kill Your Novel With Revision | Writing Advice Nobody Asked For Vol. 327

When we complete a first draft of a novel, we often jump right into revisions, perhaps initially driven by the desire to add or change things we know for certain need to be added or changed. But then we start tinkering. Maybe just here and there at first. Then maybe starting at the beginning. We're … Continue reading How You Can Kill Your Novel With Revision | Writing Advice Nobody Asked For Vol. 327

Great Stories Start with Great Characters | Guest Post by Ichabod Ebenezer

I invited Ichabod to write this guest post in celebration of the release of his new horror short story collection, Beyond the Rail and Other Nightmares. Beyond the Rail and Other Nightmares by Ichabod Ebenezer, available now Great Stories Start With Great Characters We’ve all run across that particular bit of wisdom at some point … Continue reading Great Stories Start with Great Characters | Guest Post by Ichabod Ebenezer

Gaining Readers and Growing an Audience | The Self-Published Author Problem

I should have titled this post How to Build an Audience as a Self-Published Author in Three Easy Steps: Email List, Reader Magnet, Traffic. Because it's really that simple. Though this post focuses on how to gain readers and grow an audience as a self-published author, it’s the dream of any internet entrepreneur to garner … Continue reading Gaining Readers and Growing an Audience | The Self-Published Author Problem

From Harry Potter to Gone Girl | A Love Story in the Most Popular Books

You fall in love with the Harry Potter series when you’re young. You almost feel like you’re growing up at Hogwarts. You take the online sorting hat quiz, but you know which house you belong to and if the quiz gets it wrong you blow it off. By the time you hit your teens or … Continue reading From Harry Potter to Gone Girl | A Love Story in the Most Popular Books

Twelve Things to Think About When Revising and Editing Your Novel

Writing is hard. Rewriting is even harder. Or maybe it’s the other way around. In any case, here is a quick checklist for things you can focus on when revising your book. While this isn’t an exhaustive list of revising and editing tips, it’s more than enough to think about when working on that second … Continue reading Twelve Things to Think About When Revising and Editing Your Novel