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Writing is Hard — Even When It’s All You Ever Want to Do

Writing is hard, but not the part about getting motivated to go to the keyboard. Writing is hard because of everything you have to learn in order to write and edit well. Writing is hard when the ideas are there … Continue reading

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Creative Writing: Don’t Say “Edit” When You Mean “Censor”

Snippets of an Author’s Life: Post 9 As a writer who frequently reads about the process of writing, I often hear: don’t edit during your initial draft. This well-intentioned advice comes in forms such as “Turn off your inner editor,” … Continue reading

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First You Have to Write Many, Many Words

Snippets of an Author’s Life: Post 4 In May of this year, Copyblogger released an article entitled One Skill that Will Take Your Writing from Good to Great. The key message taken away from the described writing course was “Not … Continue reading

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4 Reasons Why Editors Are Underpaid

Originally posted on An American Editor:
A recent discussion on another forum lamented over how underpaid (undervalued) editing is, pointing out that neither authors nor publishers appreciate and are willing to pay for the expertise editors bring to a project.…

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Master Proofread

Originally posted on Write Through It:
I just finished a master proofread, and boy, was it a doozy. The master proofreader reads proof against copy, line for line, word for word, character for character. It requires intense focus. This is…

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Why We Still Need the Editor

Originally posted on Write Through It:
“The Case of the Disappearing Editor,” which appears in the new issue of the online journal Talking Writing, was sparked by a recent flap over literary journals that require submission fees. (Such journals are primarily staffed…

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Is My Manuscript Ready for Publication? Steps After Professional Editing

Liz Dexter beautifully explains what authors can expect once their manuscript has been professionally edited. Reblogged from the original article, “On completion of your edit, will my manuscript be ready for publication?”   Originally posted as On completion of your … Continue reading

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