Tag: criticism


Recs

Divas Recommend: “Attention, Writer: Listen to Your Editor” by Courtney Cantrell   Being an editor is fun, but sometimes you’ve got to deliver news an author doesn’t want to—or can’t—accept. Editors can assure an author until they are hoarse that each suggested change is made to improve the overall manuscript, but ultimately it’s up to the author to trust that the editor knows what she’s...

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Articles / On Writing

Building a Relationship With Your Editor   You’ve finished your manuscript. It’s been tweaked and modified, and you’ve run it past three different pre-readers for comments and critiques. You’ve made your last series of changes, and you’re ready for editing. You’ve hired an editor… so now what? Now’s the time for you to begin building a relationship with your editor.     Trust: The most...

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Guest Post: Dealing With Criticism by T.M. Franklin Guest Posts

I’m so excited about today’s guest blogger—she’s one of my favorite authors and favorite people. Today, the fabulous T.M. Franklin discusses dealing with criticism of your manuscript. Five Tips for Dealing with Criticism by T.M. Franklin You’ve come up with the idea, written the words, prettied and polished it up until it’s perfect, and then someone—an editor, reviewer, a blogger—says those words every author dreads....

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Tips

Quick Tips: Friends And Family Don’t Know It All Here’s the scenario: You worked for weeks, maybe months on your baby–your first novel. You know you have the perfect plot, the perfect characters, the perfect premise, and it’s all perfectly perfect. You agonized over editing, cutting the bits your loved, adding more bits you didn’t know you needed, and making it all shiny and pretty....

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