When To Walk Away From Your Manuscript & When To Hire A Professional Editor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wF1S-QhJus Lots of questions coming at me in the past few weeks, most of them from Facebook. I’ll start with Jessica who asked for tips for motivation to keep writing if you’re feeling very stuck. Good question. Here’s the thing – writing is hard. It sounds like you already knew that, but I think it … Continue reading When To Walk Away From Your Manuscript & When To Hire A Professional Editor

Anne O’Brien Carelli On Allowing Time to Pass Before Editing

Today's guest for the SAT (Successful Author Talk) is Anne O'Brien Carelli, who developed the Welcome to Our Schools program for the New York State Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance. Her book Skylark and Wallcreeper follows the story of Lily, who is helping her grandmother Collette evacuate to a makeshift shelter in Brooklyn during … Continue reading Anne O’Brien Carelli On Allowing Time to Pass Before Editing

An Agent Tells You What He Loves (and Hates) In Query Letters, Plus An Editor on What “Revise & Resubmit” Really Means

This month on the Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire Patreon I'm welcoming agent Eric Smith and former editor Anica Mrose Rissi for exclusive behind-the-publishing-world editions of the podcast. Eric Smith of PS Literary joined me to talk about what he loves - and hates - in queries, what genres he's looking for, what he's not, … Continue reading An Agent Tells You What He Loves (and Hates) In Query Letters, Plus An Editor on What “Revise & Resubmit” Really Means

Author Nadia L. King On Using Your Time Strategically

Today's guest for the SNOB (Second Novel Omnipresent Blues) is Nadia L. King. An Australian author, Nadia was born in Dublin, Ireland and is a YA author and short story writer. Nadia's book, Jenna's Truth, is available from Serenity Press. Whether you’re under contract or trying to snag another deal, you’re a professional now, with … Continue reading Author Nadia L. King On Using Your Time Strategically