You are your own worst enemy when it comes to editing. There's a psychological term for this that escapes me right now, but it boils down to mind games. Your brain will look at errors and automatically correct them or fill in the blanks. Can You Read This? by Chris McCarthy (Study@ecenglish.com) I cnduo't bvleiee… Continue reading What does an editor do?
How to I start? Typically, you pitch an idea or send a query letter before you write an entire manuscript that may or may not be accepted. Don't pitch to a company that doesn't accept unsolicited manuscripts. Don't pitch a romance to a company that specializes in mystery or a children's book to a company… Continue reading Tips for First-time Authors
Writers publishing for the first time often lack the understanding of the complete process. The number one virtue in this business is patience. Remember it took JK Rowling 10 years of patience before Harry Potter became successful. Overnight success is unrealistic. So to illustrate this, I'm including this diagram from the Huffington Post. If you… Continue reading How To Prevent Publishing Frustration
Knock, Knock--DON'T answer. Only the bravest and most curious can go beyond that door. Are you one of those who likes a good mystery? Then open the door and go through the portal to find the secrets on the other side. This latest YA mystery adventure by Peter Wilson is now available worldwide on Amazon… Continue reading Jack Gregson & the Forgotten Portal