Writing coaches, formatters, and proofreaders seem self-explanatory when you glance at the role, but they’re often misunderstood and sometimes overlooked entirely. These three people are essential to your manuscript’s publication. Last week, I talked about the three primary editing services you’ll see, and the people I’m talking about this week may or may not be […]
Editors come in many forms, but most editors will offer more than one type of editing service. Didn’t know there was more than one? There are. If you did, you might wonder what editing you’ll need. Editors should offer an overview of what to expect in the services they offer, and if you haven’t […]
Why is it so difficult to find a fitting name for your character? One of your first thoughts might be to ask, but it’s tough when you need a name for a character and you hear things like “You can’t write if you can’t think of a name” or “Look it up.” While you’ll get […]
When I first started taking journalism classes and writing for the college paper, I found myself improving as a journalist faster than I was improving as a novelist. It didn’t make sense, at first, because I only got into journalism because it was related to writing, and I wanted to learn everything I could about […]
When you want to buy a book, what’s one of the first things you look at besides the cover and title? Reviews, perhaps? Book reviews are one of several factors considered when a reader looks for something they want to read, but that brings up a problem: how do you get reviews if you just […]
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