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The 4 Stages of Editing a Book [Explained!]

The 4 Stages of Editing a Book [Explained!]

Nothing sobers up a writer quite like realizing that the brilliant prose you birthed the night before is in desperate need of polishing by the morning. 
The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Literary Agent [2020]

The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Literary Agent [2020]

This is a comprehensive guide to finding and signing a deal with a literary agent for your novel or non-fiction book, so you can launch your writi...
How Much Character Development is Too Much?

How Much Character Development is Too Much?

Guest post by author Chase Connor Writers should develop characters like they do their relationships. We meet a coworker, a new friend, a romanti...
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...