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The Top 10 Tips For Dealing With Criticism Like A Pro

The Top 10 Tips For Dealing With Criticism Like A Pro

Red pens are the stuff of nightmares. But receiving constructive criticism in a healthy way is as important to a writer’s career as, well, knowing how to write.
5 Self-Editing Mistakes to Avoid At All Costs

5 Self-Editing Mistakes to Avoid At All Costs

You’ve finally written the last page of your book. The murderer’s revealed, the lovers united, etc.—time to crack open the bubbly, right? Not quite.

5 Tips on the Editing Process (by Author Alisha Sevigny)

5 Tips on the Editing Process (by Author Alisha Sevigny)

By author Alisha Sevigny, one of our in-house expertsOriginally published at open-book.ca Edits, edits everywhere, and several drops to drink... T...
Ask These 4 Questions Before Joining a Writing Group

Ask These 4 Questions Before Joining a Writing Group

Guest post by author & editor Meg Trast overhaulmynovel.com || @MegTrast   A common misconception is that we must tackle writing solo. That...
The Submission Package: Your One Chance to Impress

The Submission Package: Your One Chance to Impress

By Jessica De Bruyn, Professional Editor The scariest time to be a writer is when you’re sending your work out into the world for the first time...
9 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Editor (by a Professional Editor)

9 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Editor (by a Professional Editor)

By Jessica De Bruyn, Professional Editor As an editor, one of the most common questions I get is, “When should I hire an editor?” This is not a q...