What is Developmental Editing and Does Your Story Need it?

  by Katie McCoach   Developmental editing may be an unfamiliar term to some writers and authors. This is, in the most basic of definitions, is editing that enhances your story. Have you ever read a book and felt the plot was all over the place, or the characters were inconsistent? Maybe the climax wasn’t… Read More What is Developmental Editing and Does Your Story Need it?

Self-Publishing or Traditional: Which One is Right for You?

  by Katie McCoach For those who are planning to self-publish a book, you may have heard by now that self-publishing is a business. It’s your business, and treating your business with professionalism and enlisting in the required help will help your business (books) succeed. For those seeking agent representation, this idea also holds true, however… Read More Self-Publishing or Traditional: Which One is Right for You?

Five Grammar Rules Every Self-Published Writer Needs To Know

  by Gary Smailes As an editor, I’ve edited hundreds of books. One thing that you quickly notice is that there are certain mistakes that you see repeated time and again. This article contains the five most common grammar and punctuation mistakes I come across on a daily basis. My hope is that by sharing… Read More Five Grammar Rules Every Self-Published Writer Needs To Know

Do You Really Know How To “Show, Don’t Tell”?

  Yesterday marked my deadline for completing the pre-edits for Marred. “Pre-edits” seems like it would be an easy task. It wasn’t. Once the track edits begin in two weeks, I’m not allowed to change anything other than what the editor points out. So I wanted to go through the manuscript…one…more…time…and improve it to the best of my… Read More Do You Really Know How To “Show, Don’t Tell”?