Do you love what you write?

I love my books. But I loathe third read-throughs and edits. I’m done by the time the book comes back from the editor for final review. It’s not that I don’t love what I’ve written, but the tedious job of going back over it, over and over again, is boring for me. I want to … Continue reading Do you love what you write?

Authors and Readers, What do you think?

  As a professional novelist, are there "rough patches" in your books that you accept aren't as good or interesting as others or do you keep working until you polish every bit of prose to the same degree? In the writing of a manuscript, the answer to this would be yes, the latter. I insist … Continue reading Authors and Readers, What do you think?

Want to laugh? (Editors) Thanks Goodreads!

“Making love to me is amazing. Wait, I meant: making love, to me, is amazing. The absence of two little commas nearly transformed me into a sex god.
” ― Dark Jar Tin Zoo, Love Quotes for the Ages. Specifically Ages 19-91. “Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s … Continue reading Want to laugh? (Editors) Thanks Goodreads!

5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Book Editor

http://writenonfictionnow.com/5-reasons-hire-professional-book-editor/ By Piers Golden I often field questions about editing. Many aspiring authors think they can self-edit their work, and they can. But that’s not enough. They need a second set of eyes—and sometimes a third—on their work before it gets published. Today, Piers Golden offers five reasons why you should hire a professional editor … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Book Editor