Reposted: Should You Edit As You Go?

Check out this great piece by K.M. Weiland, readers: Should you edit as you go? This is a question just about every writer asks at one point or another. Part of the reason for the prevalence of the question is that the question is in fact complex and contextual. In short, the answer to “should … Continue reading Reposted: Should You Edit As You Go?

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