Tag Archives: editing

WHY READERS STOP READING A BOOK

Reblogged from Lit World Interviews. Recently, we here at LitWorldInterviews.com conducted a survey,“Why do you put a book down?” and through the assistance of the writing community we had a very nice response. Now it’s time to share what we found. … Continue reading

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Pat Brown’s Guest Blog Post

I’m guest blogging on Montana Scribbler, Mona Leeson Vanek’s blog about what happens when you lose a publisher. Do you get the rights to your books back? If you do, what then. Find out what I’m doing since one of my … Continue reading

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SELF-PUBLISHING ON AMAZON

SELF-PUBLISHING ON AMAZON by Jodie Renner, Editor & Author, http://www.JodieRenner.com I’ve published two books myself on Amazon in the past year, as e-books, and also published them both in trade paperback on CreateSpace. Here are some of the many points … Continue reading

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New First Page Critique

Jodie Renner offers up another first page critique. This one is a thriller, which we all know needs to have action pretty well right away. Check it out here:

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Act First, Explain Later

Act First, Explain Later by Jodie Renner, freelance editor, craft-of-fiction writer, and writing coach/speaker Gone are the days when fiction readers were willing to read pages of description and lead-up before being introduced to the characters and the plot. Readers, … Continue reading

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Literary Retreat in Muskoka

The NorthWords Muskoka Literary Festival is pleased to announce a partnership with the University Of Toronto School Of Continuing Studies to present a five day intensive writing workshop in Muskoka. For details go here:

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THE TOP 10 WORST TYPES OF CRITIQUE PARTNERS

      Guest column for Guide to Literary Agents by Donna Cooner, author, blogger, speaker, and teacher currently living in Fort Collins, Colorado. A former  teacher and school administrator, she is a now a professor and  university administrator at Colorado … Continue reading

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Writing Contests

Oak Tree Press Oak Tree Press has just opened its annual contest. This year we have two new contests, in addition to our Dark Oak Mystery contest: Mystic Oaks Paranormal and something we are calling “Police Blotter.” This can be fiction or non-fiction … Continue reading

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Five online dictionaries

    A collection of online dictionaries from Daily Writing Tips. (It’s a good site to subscribe to) http://www.dailywritingtips.com/5-other-online-dictionaries/

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A Quick Guide to Editing – How to Edit For Writers

        A good article from Canadian publisher XOXO on editing and what to expect from a publisher.  

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Free Proofreading: Non-fiction or Fiction

“Writing without revising is the literary equivalent of waltzing gaily out of the house in your underwear.” Patricia Fuller I wish to offer my volunteer services in copy-editing, proofreading, and/or transcription to individuals or non-profit organizations.*** NOT for students’ homework, … Continue reading

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Self-Editing: Back to Basics

David Gaughran hosts Karin Cox and she writes an excellent blog about editing your own work and how you can only go so far before you need someone else to look at you manuscript. Self-Editing

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