Tag Archive | editor

What to Look for in an Editor

What to Look for in an Editor

All serious writers need editors. Even editors need other editors. I’m sure I’ll get all kinds of backlash from indies and experienced writers saying this isn’t so, but I respectfully disagree. Naturally, the more you learn to write and improve your writing craft, the less editing you need, but no one is completely objective about […]

The Benefit of Contests

The Benefit of Contests

I judge writing contests on a fairly regular basis. Sometimes for smaller, informal contests, like for a classroom, sometimes larger contests for a conference, and, obviously, the annual Havok contest. First of all, kudos to all of you who have ever entered a contest! It is a huge thing to put your work out there […]

Eat Rejection for Breakfast

Eat Rejection for Breakfast

Rejection is hard. It hurts. Some people handle it better than others, but it affects us all. A post popped up on my “Memories” on Facebook. I think I had just gotten a rejection from someone I’d pitched to and was processing through it with a friend. She said, “We eat rejection for breakfast,” to […]

Top Three Tips for Talking to Agents and Editors

Top Three Tips for Talking to Agents and Editors

I just got back from the annual Realm Makers writers’ conference, where I had the opportunity to pitch my manuscripts to agents. Plenty of other people have posted about how awesome Realm Makers is and why you should go, so I won’t do that except to say it is and you should. But one of […]

The Importance of Hiring an Editor

The Importance of Hiring an Editor

The other day I looked up some writing jobs on Craigslist. I just thought I’d see what was out there and maybe try to make a few extra bucks working from home. I filled out a couple applications and contacted a couple people. One opportunity came up that seems like fun. It’s a collaborative writing […]

Top Five Reasons Not To Hire An Editor

Top Five Reasons Not To Hire An Editor

As you progress in your writing, whether you’re writing novels or short stories, fiction or non-fiction, at some point you’ll probably wonder whether you should hire an editor. Let me assure you, this is a foolish and ridiculous thing to do. Hiring an editor should never be a thing you seriously consider.* Here are the […]

Editing and Other Endeavors

I took a big step in my writing journey recently. I made the decision to hire an editor. I spent so much time on my book, Dying for Dragons, going over and over it, sending it to critique partners, changing the beginning, rewriting certain scenes, and so on, then periodically sending it out to agents […]