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How Rough a Rough Draft Really Is

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Lindsey Richardson A rough draft in a way is like a picture. It’s never perfect the first time you do it, and it’s not meant to be. Rough drafts are the…

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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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Finishing a Book is a Skill

Many of us have book ideas. We may even have begun a draft, or many. Here, Millie Ho in A Writer’s Path tells us how finishing a book is a skill.

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Aerial View of a Draft

Snippets of an Author’s Life: Post 5 If you’re the kind of author who initially overwrites, fear not. Drafts are discovery. The process even has its own genre, either adventure or mystery. Once you have ideas out of your head … 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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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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