If you’re waiting for something to happen in publishing…

If you’re waiting on beta readers… Throw yourself into critiquing others; attend a writer’s conference, webinar, or workshop; outline your next book; set up your author website. If you’re waiting for an agent… Start working on (or finishing) your next book; avoid reading too much into agents’ social media posts; tidy up your author blogContinue reading “If you’re waiting for something to happen in publishing…”

Editors: from developmental to proofreading what do they do?

Editing is a rare art. It ranges from developmental editing to substantive editing to copy editing and to proofreading. These are all different jobs that have different purposes. As an agent I’ve signed up for all four, but through the publishing process you’ll come to understand what each type of editor does and what theContinue reading “Editors: from developmental to proofreading what do they do?”

First Impressions and Publishing

Everyone has heard the saying ‘you only have one chance to make a first impression.’ Well, unsurprisingly this is also true in publishing. You only have one chance to show an agent or editor you are serious about writing, that your work is of high quality and that it deserves to be published. Here areContinue reading “First Impressions and Publishing”