Posts Tagged "publishing"

3 Things an Acquisitions Editor Wants You to Do to Help Organize Your Novel by Janyre Tromp

3 Things an Acquisitions Editor Wants You to Do to Help Organize Your Novel by Janyre Tromp

By on Nov 22, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

In my day job, I’m an editor. I love my job—it’s the best job in the world. So you’d think my favorite part of being a writer is the editing. But it isn’t. As a writer, I’m an unorganized, inconsistent, rabbit-trailing nightmare—my editor-self’s worst nightmare. But as an editor, I know organization is cornerstone to creating a book readers enjoy and acquisitions...

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You’re Enough by Catie Cordero

You’re Enough by Catie Cordero

By on Oct 16, 2017 in Blog | 12 comments

Write because you love it. Write because it replenishes you. Write because as your fingers hit the keys you hear God speak. Write because it heals your weary soul. Write because it brings you joy. Write because by golly, it’s fun. These are good reasons to write. Reasons that are NOT good: To define your worth. To get noticed. To make others like you. To feel...

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5 Keys to Smooth-Sailing with an Editor  by Janyre Tromp

5 Keys to Smooth-Sailing with an Editor by Janyre Tromp

By on Sep 23, 2017 in Blog | 4 comments

Navigating the world of publishing and writing can feel a bit like sailing the open waters without a map…in the middle of a storm. It might feel like there’s nothing to do but batten down the hatches and pray for the best. But here’s a secret: Editors aren’t blowhards in the sky eager to destroy you or your work with bolts of lightning. Editors (for the most part)...

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From Book Contract to Bookshelf By: Shannon Popkin

From Book Contract to Bookshelf By: Shannon Popkin

By on Sep 22, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

“So, your book is coming out in January?” she said, as we passed each other in the hallway. “Have you pulled together your street team yet?” I just looked at her, trying to think of something intelligent to say. Street team? Uh, no. I was pretty sure I didn’t have a street team in place. “I’m really counting on my publisher to show me what to do with all of that,” I...

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The Story of Half a Book by Glenys Nellist

The Story of Half a Book by Glenys Nellist

By on Sep 20, 2017 in Blog | 7 comments

This year we welcome Glenys Nellist as a breakout session leader at Breathe.  *** It’s summer 2010. My first children’s book manuscript sits on a shelf. Half finished. Gathering dust. It’s been there a long time. And it would have stayed there, had it not been for my husband. Where’s your book? he asks one day. Oh, that. It’s on the shelf. Why? Because it’s a waste...

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