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How to Organize Your Ideas

How to Organize Your Ideas

I love ideas. They’re often unexpected, always exciting, and they’re usually thought provoking (for me at least). However, I always find I have too many of them. Like Dumbledore and the pensieve, sometimes I just need to get them out of my head so I can focus on my current project. Don’t take that brief…

Why I’m Sick of Romance

Why I’m Sick of Romance

Okay, so the title was a little clickbaity. I actually love romance novels. I love novels with romance subplots. I love happy endings. What I really don’t love is authors who think they need to shove a romance subplot into a story to keep their female readers happy. If you genuinely enjoy writing a romance…

Self Editing for Indie Authors

Self Editing for Indie Authors

As an author and an editor, I spend a lot of time editing and a lot of time talking to authors about editing. I also see a lot of beginner authors struggling to move through the quagmire that is self editing. They read through the same manuscript 30 times but they’re still finding errors. And…

Why do I need an editor?

Ultimately, this is a question only you can answer. However, I’ve listed a few things you may want to consider as you decide whether or not to hire someone before publishing. 1. You’re a professional If your goal is to be a professional writer, please consider the quality of the work you’re putting out. Does…