Tag: Kathie Spitz


Kathie's Corner

Pre-readers   Just what is a pre-reader? Who are they? How can they help? In my opinion, pre-readers are your cheerleaders. They read along either as you write, chapter by chapter, or when your manuscript is finished. Then they make comments on what works for them and what doesn’t. See that last bit? The best pre-readers will tell you when something doesn’t work. Having said...

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Kathie's Corner

Dealing with Edits   You’re so excited! You’ve just received your manuscript back from your editor. Feeling dizzy with anticipation, you open the document . . . and gasp. Your once pristine manuscript is covered with lines and scribbles:       Or it’s full of color—with deletions, additions, highlights, and comments:     And if you were blessed to receive a copy of your manuscript after it’s...

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Kathie's Corner

Some publishing houses request an author bio with the submission of a manuscript. Here are some tips to help your author bio stand out in your query letter. What is an author bio? It is a brief summary of your writing experience and publishing background. You want the publishing house to understand that you are qualified to write the manuscript you are submitting. For example,...

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