When to Kill Your Darling Characters: A Guide

It can be difficult to build a relationship with your characters, then suddenly have to kill them. But do you really need to kill them? Check below for a guide on when to kill your darling characters:

4 Tips to Creating a Mind-Blowing Query Letter

It is our last week in our eight-week publishing and editing series! This has been a wonderful series and I hope I have helped you all get your footing in the world of editing and publishing. If you want to check out the other posts in this series, check the table at the bottom ofContinue reading “4 Tips to Creating a Mind-Blowing Query Letter”

Is Your Manuscript Agent-Ready? Use My Checklist to Make Sure

We are on our second-to-last post in our eight-week series on publishing and editing. We are almost to the end! If you want to check out the six weeks before this, check out the table at the end. So, you’re ready to submit your manuscript to an agent. Are you absolutely certain it’s up toContinue reading “Is Your Manuscript Agent-Ready? Use My Checklist to Make Sure”

The 8 Questions I Ask Perspective Clients

We only have three more posts in our eight-week series on publishing and editing! If you want to check out the previous posts, the schedule is at the bottom. When I am working with clients, I want to make sure that I know what they want or expect from the editing process and what theyContinue reading “The 8 Questions I Ask Perspective Clients”

Looking for an Editor? Ask Them These 10 Questions First

I can’t believe we’re already in week five of our eight week series on publishing and editing! For a full schedule (and links to past posts), check out the chart at the end. So, now you’re ready for an editor. There are millions of them out there, but how do you find the right one?Continue reading “Looking for an Editor? Ask Them These 10 Questions First”

Is Your Book Ready for an Editor?

This is the fourth post in my eight-week series on publishing and editing! I can’t believe we’re already halfway there! Check out the chart at the end for a schedule. Today, we’re going to go more in-depth on whether your book is ready for an editor. Even if you plan to publish traditionally, you shouldContinue reading “Is Your Book Ready for an Editor?”

How Long Does It Take to Self-Publish Your Novel?

Welcome to the third post in my eight-week series on publishing and editing! Check the chart at the end for a schedule. There is a condensed version of this timeline in the first post of the series: Which Route Should You Take: Self-Publishing or Traditional?, but I’ll go into more detail below.

Why Does it Take So Long to Publish Traditionally?

This is the second post in an eight-week series on publishing and editing! Check the chart at the end for a schedule. I touched on the timeline for traditional publishing last week in Which Route Should You Take: Self-Publishing or Traditional?, but below is a more detailed version.

Which Route Should You Take: Self-Publishing or Traditional?

This is the first post in an eight-week series on publishing and editing! Check the chart at the end for a schedule. Almost every writer at some time or another wonders which publishing route they should take. In my experience, most writers want to take the traditional route. But why? They usually say they wantContinue reading “Which Route Should You Take: Self-Publishing or Traditional?”

5 Steps to Creating Vivid Settings

Setting is incredibly important in fiction. Your readers want to be engaged and submersed in the story. Not knowing what the setting looks like can turn a reader off. Do you struggle with your settings? I still do sometimes. Check out my five steps to creating vivid settings! 1.    Fresh Eyes When your reader seesContinue reading “5 Steps to Creating Vivid Settings”