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Trust Me, I’m a Book Doctor: Do You Need an Editor or a Creative Writing Course?

Originally Posted On Blot the Skrip & Jar It

When I consider the sheer volume of creative writing courses, masterclasses, retreats, manuscript assessment and ‘author solutions’ services currently available to aspiring authors (for example when I can’t sleep), I am often reminded of the rapid rise of Spiritualism in the 1850s, a process that the mathematician Augustus De Morgan likened to the spread of smallpox. 212 more words

Creative Writing

Editorial style meets … relationships

Whether we always acknowledge it or not, editors have relationships to readers, to writers, to language itself. A recent list of resolutions in the January 2015 post… 342 more words

What Do Editors Do?

Trust Me, I’m a Book Doctor: Do You Need an Editor or a Creative Writing Course?

When I consider the sheer volume of creative writing courses, masterclasses, retreats, manuscript assessment and ‘author solutions’ services currently available to aspiring authors (for example when I can’t sleep), I am often reminded of the rapid rise of Spiritualism in the 1850s, a process that the mathematician Augustus De Morgan likened to the spread of smallpox. 5,158 more words

Creative Writing

SCBWI Highlights: What Editors Do and First Page Dos and Don'ts

This week, I thought I share some highlights from the workshops I attended at the 41 st Annual SCBWI Summer Conference in LA.

Jordan Brown spoke to us about his list including what, how and why he publishes. 230 more words

Writing

Letters from the Editor: Part 2

On Wednesday, I posted a list of things some editors wish writers knew about editors. Today, I’m posting a list of things for writers to keep in mind while they’re writing. 669 more words

Writing

We Cut Out The Dirty Parts

I thought today of a cab ride I took back in the seventies in New York City. I was delivering ten-minute editorial reels of film from one part of the city to another — for a looping session, if I remember correctly. 879 more words

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