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Writing

6 Ways to Add Excitement to Your Novel

I’m not just an editor. I’m a writer first, always. I’ve been penning books since middle school and one of my goals for 2017 is to completely finish the novel that I’m working on now. I’ve read and edited many books that start off strong and then get boring AF in the middle of the story. This is why some publishers and editors will initially ask you to send chapters from the middle of your book when they’re considering taking you on as a client. We call this the Messy Middle. It actually gives us great insight!

When your novel loses momentum…don’t worry! Here are some ways to get it back… Continue Reading

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Writing

What to Ask Before Hiring an Editor

If you’re working on a book you’ll need an editor at some point. I know it’s tempting to save money by editing the book yourself but that’s such a bad idea. Your opinion of the book will be biased and your analysis of the book won’t be objective. But finding an editor that you’re comfortable with can be a challenge.

If you need an editor you probably will have more than enough things to ask! But for starters, here are 4 questions to ask before hiring them that will go a long way. Continue Reading

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All in Fun, Lifestyle, Writing

Gift Ideas for the Writer in Your Life

I just want to start by saying that this post is in no way an attempt to coax anyone into buying me any of these things. I’m a writer so I’m simply giving you ideas for other writers. *insert smiling with angel halo emoji*

As with all creatively led folks, writers can be a bit complex and difficult to understand. OK maybe that’s just me as a person. Anyway the point is that it may not be easy to think of gifts to get because creatives are seemingly all over the place at times. Don’t worry though, I got you! Here are some things that any writer would appreciate receiving. Continue Reading

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Business Tips, Communications

Paperback vs. eBook: Which is Better?

Paper. I’m biased. I mean, the photo gives that away, right?

Seriously though…

NaNoWriMo is quickly approaching next week! If you have a book idea it’s a great way to build community and stay on track with your writing. Unsure what NaNoWriMo is? You can get more information here.

I’m working on a book of my own and started research on whether to release an eBook or going with traditional printing. Even though the world is crazy digital, printed book sales still trump electronic versions. Whew that was good news! Because for me, some things cannot be replaced. One of those things is physically cracking open a book to read.

Here are five of many reasons that your future readers will continue to choose a printed book over an electronic version. Continue Reading

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Business Tips, Communications, Lifestyle

4 Reasons You Should Write a Book

It’s become easier than ever to publish a book. Now authors have the ability to release their literary gold without the overhead of a company. Self publishing has put the dream of completing a book in reach for just about everyone. I know a few people who want to write a book but haven’t gotten around to it because – well, life happens. Are you one of those people? Let me give you some motivation!

Here are 4 reasons why you need to go ahead and write that book! Continue Reading

NaNoWriMo
Communications, Personal

#NaNoWriMo

I bet you didn’t know that I was writing a book, did you? Well if you follow me on Instagram, maybe you did.

I won’t even say how long I’ve been working on it, because I’m embarrassed. Yup, it’s been that long.

Cue National Novel Writing Month or #NaNoWriMo for short.
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