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Four Ways to Find a Professional Editor

123rf.comFive months ago I thought I was ready to jump in and send out query letters for a manuscript I thought I had completed. Doesn't ten revisions and your critique groups nod of approval mean your MS is ready?NO. The MS was not ready, and neither was the query letter. If I had followed my "hindsight is… Continue reading Four Ways to Find a Professional Editor

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Five Tools to Use After Writing "The End"

gettyimagesAfter 12 drafts of my first manuscript I believe I now have a few ideas on what to do after writing "The End," on a first draft. No matter how capable you are as a writer and proofreader, your first draft is just that-a draft. Writers use several different ways to revise their writing: critique groups, beta… Continue reading Five Tools to Use After Writing "The End"