Deconstructing the Editorial Letter

I'm doing a series of blog posts chatting about the publishing process. Today, I want to share how I tackled my editorial letter. As I mentioned here in this post, editorial letters are all different in some way, but essentially they have the writer revamping core...

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Tackling the Killer Manuscript

So you’ve written the story of your dreams. You’ve stamped your soul’s signature onto it. With all your heart, you believe it’s publishable, unique and marketable. It just has one itsy problem. It’s a big fat mess. Yep. That’s me with my latest WIP. It’s a new series...

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My Four Stages of Revision

The other day someone asked me how many times I revise my novels. I had to laugh because I tend to lose track around draft 8. Then she went on to ask me what my revision process involved. Now for that, I have four distinct stages I take my novels through. Each of...

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Revision Is This Part II

This is in continuation from my last post on revision, Revision Is This. You didn't think I'd leave you dying on the path, did you?My legs ache from the steep incline and I can barely put one foot in front of the other. I stagger to the top of the peak and let the...

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Revision Is This

I’ve run 10 miles. My legs are jelly. Blisters rub against the soles of my sneakers. Sweat drips down my face, burning my eyes, and my shirt is drenched.I stumble and I fall to the ground, scraping my knees and palms against the concrete. I know I need to get up. I...

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