When I was writing my senior thesis for graduate school, I was working at Grove Atlantic as a publicity and marketing intern. When I finished the program there I went straight to Artisan Books (a division of Workman Publishing) to fill their editorial internship position. These experiences working at independent publishers made me realize how…… Continue reading 5 Indie Publishers You Should Consider When Submitting Your Book Proposal
Occasionally, I find myself lacking inspiration, as we all do. Last night, it led me to make this list. For those who want to read just the text, here’s my list without the pretty picture: 25 Things to Do When You Have Writer’s Block Read poetry and pull the first line that inspires you to…… Continue reading 25 Things to Do When You Have Writer’s Block
I can’t even express how much joy I have experienced being able to really throw myself into the embrace of books again.
First, prepare yourself for rejection. It may not even be your fault—your proposal and book could be perfect, but there’s a good chance it will be read (or just discarded) by a peon who doesn’t have the time or clout to do anything with it. There’s a reason publishers include a very generic address on…… Continue reading What an editor wants you to know…about submitting your manuscript to a publisher
If the pacing is off in your story, a couple things will happen: if it is too slow for the story or scene, people will typically get bored and quit reading; if the pacing is too quick, your book will probably be written off as an “easy read” or a book without substance. This doesn’t…… Continue reading Fiction Editing Series: Pacing Your Novel
Character development is one of the most important things to consider when writing. You can have the most unique, potentially best-selling story in the world, but if your characters fall flat, all is for naught.
You know you love what you do when your work begins to drift into your day-to-day life. It’s the love for the books I work on that inspires me to stay up way too late to bake, can, cook, and experiment with DIY projects. If the book inspires me, hopefully it will inspire others. Take a look at…… Continue reading When Work Becomes Life…