Reposted: Simple Website Setup for Authors and Editors in 6 Steps

Check out this great article by Belinda Pollard, readers! Simple Website Setup for Authors and Editors in 6 Steps BY BELINDA POLLARD  I am not a geek and wouldn’t know code if it bit me… but I’ve set up multiple websites. Here is a simple step-by-step list with links to the tools I use. But wait, … Continue reading Reposted: Simple Website Setup for Authors and Editors in 6 Steps

Reposted: 5 Types of Editing for Authors

Check out this great article from Belinda Pollard, readers: 5 Types of Editing for Authors I often get asked about the different forms of editing, so here’s a summary. First, let’s dispel a myth… Editing is not spellchecking. Some phases of editing might include a spellcheck, but professional editing is much bigger than that — a whole … Continue reading Reposted: 5 Types of Editing for Authors

Reposted: I’m an Editor. Here are 10 Things I Really Need Writers Know.

Check out Meg Dowell's piece to learn more, readers: I'm an Editor. Here are 10 Things I Really Need Writers Know Know. 1. Editors are not spell-checkers. Many editors proofread copy, but really don’t appreciate it when you’ve very obviously submitted your first draft. 2. Editors don’t always have time to give you detailed feedback. … Continue reading Reposted: I’m an Editor. Here are 10 Things I Really Need Writers Know.

Reposted: Tips for Writers: Fall in Love with Editing

Check out this article on editing by Mr. Mitch Teemley: Tips for Writers: Fall in Love with Editing Posted on November 23, 2019 by mitchteemley Man, I love coffee. But I didn’t always. “Too bitter!” I said. But I started drinking it because of what it could do for me (keep me alert during late night play rehearsals my … Continue reading Reposted: Tips for Writers: Fall in Love with Editing

Reposted – Survey Results: The Pros and Cons of Beta Readers

Unfortunately, circumstances have put my next Vocational Vivication on hold for the time being. In lieu of my own work, I invite you to read this interesting article about Beta Readers:  Survey Results: The Pros and Cons of Beta Readers I conducted a survey via my mailing list asking about people’s experiences with beta readers. … Continue reading Reposted – Survey Results: The Pros and Cons of Beta Readers

Read and Revise – How Many Times Should You Revise Your Own Work?

Continuing on the subject from last week, the question naturally arises: “How often should an author reread and revise their work before sending it off?” Those of us who are perfectionists (Hi!) worry about over-revising to the point that we become mired in a single story/article. We regularly gnaw at our nails as we wonder … Continue reading Read and Revise – How Many Times Should You Revise Your Own Work?

Read and Revise – What Revising Actually Is, and Why the Art of Self-Editing Is Important For Authors of All Levels

One piece of advice which I despised hearing at the beginning of my career was that it would be necessary to revise my writing. “No way am I doing that,” this author thought, “who would have the patience to reread and change their work thirteen to twenty times, anyway? Professional authors may say they revise … Continue reading Read and Revise – What Revising Actually Is, and Why the Art of Self-Editing Is Important For Authors of All Levels