Posts Tagged "Karin Beery"

Cancer: My Inciting Incident by Karin Beery

Cancer: My Inciting Incident by Karin Beery

By on Apr 17, 2017 in Blog | 3 comments

A lover of all things fiction, I spent my childhood reading and writing. After getting a degree in English, however, books had lost much of their appeal, and it never occurred to me to write again. Instead, I pursued a career in hospitality. Then my husband was diagnosed with cancer. We’d been married less than a year. We were still figuring out how to function as a...

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When to Hire an Editor by Karin Beery

When to Hire an Editor by Karin Beery

By on Jan 23, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

You finally finished your novel – congratulations! That’s something to celebrate, and celebrate you should … but then what? Is it time to hire an editor? That depends. How quickly do you want to publish, and how much money are you prepared to spend? Please don’t misunderstand – I’m not implying that hiring an editor costs too much or that hiring one will make the...

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Breathe: One of Them by Karin Beery

Breathe: One of Them by Karin Beery

By on Dec 19, 2016 in Blog | 5 comments

This year I had the honor of attending the Breathe Conference as a presenter. That word still makes me smile – presenter. After eight years of attending conferences (including Breathe!), reading books, and working, working, working my tail off to improve my craft, someone looked at my class pitch and said, “Yes!” Wow. Me, faculty.  I can honestly say it was one of...

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Five Tips for Finding the Right Editor by Karin Beery

Five Tips for Finding the Right Editor by Karin Beery

By on Oct 26, 2016 in Blog | 5 comments

Earlier I addressed the topic of understanding editing – what’s the difference between a macro, line, and copy edit. That post inspired this comment: “Do you have any tips for finding an editor or a fair way to judge their skill/your teamwork potential? I wouldn’t want to waste an editors time if we won’t work well together or don’t see eye to eye.” I didn’t think I...

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Failure Only Exists If You Let It by Karin Beery

Failure Only Exists If You Let It by Karin Beery

By on Aug 24, 2016 in Blog | 2 comments

I have tried to write this blog post three times. I have yet to make it past the first paragraph though, as I finish my introduction and wonder, “how is this going to encourage anyone?” So I’ve taken several breaks to play Farmville and think. I’ve also read a few chapters (or books) by Karen Witemeyer, and I’ve putzed around on my social media. That’s where I found...

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