Category Archives: Editing

Nov-Dec Issue Self-Publisher’s Monthly!

The new issue of Self-Publisher’s Monthly is out! Why am I excited? Well, not only am I a contributing editor to this fine publication, but every month, you are treated to a plethora (yes, I said plethora!) of fine articles … Continue reading

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Editing Before the Editor Gets It

I just read a terrific post on one of my favorite blogs… Chuck Wendig’s Terrible Minds. It was about the editing (revising) an author must do before the book gets sent for editing. If you don’t do this step, you … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Editing…

On Sunday, July 28, I was lucky enough to guest on John’s Google Hangout, Rakestraw Book Design Live Events. I had a lot of fun and we spent an hour talking about editing. We talked about editing, who needs editing, … Continue reading

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Branding & Social Media Networking in this New Era of Multi-Screens

I had a great Hangout On Air with Rachel Thompson and we talked… Branding & Social Media Networking Watch the Bad Redhead herself Rachel Thompson, published author and social media consultant talks the business and craft of using social marketing. … Continue reading

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Rachel Thompson on Blogs and Social Media

Rachel talked with R. Harlan Smith about putting together a blog and the ups and downs of doing so. Harlan asked some great questions and Rachel answered them with her brilliant style and fantastic flair, as always. This a 20 minute short take from the 1 hour and 13 minute show we did. Continue reading

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OMG–I Can’t Stress This Enough

I’ve written on the topic of the importance of editing before, but OMG guys, it really is. I love indie authors, I really do. Heck, I’m one myself. Some of my best online friends are, too. Some of what I’m … Continue reading

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Editing on Slush Heap

I just had a great time appearing on Slushheap.com’s Google Hangout On Air. It was loads of fun. The host, Rudi Fischer, ran the show wonderfully with a little help from my hubby John, who was filling in for their … Continue reading

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What Makes the Editor Tick

Last Thursday, I was interviewed at Luscious Literaries. It was a fun interview, and I hope you pop over and take a look. Kassanna was a gracious host. It will help you learn a bit about me, you’ll see my … Continue reading

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Your Toolbox

You’re a writer. What do you use? Words. Words are your most frequently used tool. Make friends with them. Caress them. Fondle them. Throw them against the wall. Whatever you do, use them. Get a dictionary. Make sure you’re using … Continue reading

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How to Approach an Editor

When your book is ready for an editor, you’ve reached the next stage in your book’s development. If you’ve never done this before, it can be exciting. Daunting. Intimidating, even. How do you go about it? Here are my recommendations … Continue reading

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