Tag: editing

How I NaNoWriMo Differently (and you can, too!)

How I NaNoWriMo Differently (and you can, too!)

I won’t be doing National November Writers Month (NaNoWriMo) this November, and I’ll tell you why. But first, let me give a quick definition of NaNoWriMo for those who are wondering. NaNoWriMo is a free program for writers that encourages them to write a novel in a month. If you visit their website, you’ll find …

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What Does Editing Sci-Fi and Fantasy Have To Do With Writing Mystery?

What Does Editing Sci-Fi and Fantasy Have To Do With Writing Mystery?

Although my background in editing has taken me primarily into the realms of science-fiction and fantasy, within those genres I’ve worked with authors in every sub-genre from horror to romance to mystery. Two of my favorite books that I edited were Free Fall by William H. Keith and The Sign of Glaaki by Steven Savile …

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The World Needs More Editors

The World Needs More Editors

There was a time when the editor of the publishing house did everything regarding editing, from picking the story to publish, to laying out the story, to editing the story. But times have changed. These days, that one job is done by multiple people, even at small publishing houses. When I launched the novel department …

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The Lost Gift to Writers: Beta Readers

The Lost Gift to Writers: Beta Readers

While at NASFiC, I attended a panel titled “Editing vs Beta Reading” and wished I could have been on the panel, as I had more to add! 🙂 Instead, you’ll have to catch me at the South Hill Library in November, where I’ll be talking more in-depth about how my background in editing has impacted …

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