Writing is hard work, and no one knows this better than the people who do it faithfully, passionately, relentlessly, day after day. So how do they do it?
Whether you’re writing a snappy cover letter, traditional book proposal, or full-length manuscript to wow a literary agent or publisher, you need to steer clear of the biggest mistakes writers make in crafting their prose.
In every memoir and personal essay class I teach, one anxiety-arousing subject always comes up: How can I be sure this is true? Students ask the question. The question calls for conversation, and I usually begin that conversation with a larger question: Why are you writing a memoir?
I’m Self-Publishing: Do I Really Need a Copyeditor and/or Proofreader? What the Heck Am I Paying for, Anyway?
These days, with so many options for writers to self-publish and when even established publishing houses are suffering cutbacks in editorial staff, it’s more important than ever to make sure you have the editorial backup to bring your book up to professional standards.