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What I Didn’t Know about My Own Industry

Every day my job involves getting to work with authors on stories they may have been working on for months, if not years. You would expect that they know these…

Making Your Voice Matter in a Crowded Market

“I have been in the revenge business for so long, now that it’s over I don’t know what to do with the rest of my life.” I’m betting you’re familiar…

Why Do You Write?

If someone told you right now that you’d never be published, or that wherever you are as a writer now is the most you would ever achieve…would you stop? Recently…

Why You Can’t Rush Your Process

In a couple of years I’ll be celebrating my thirtieth anniversary of entering the publishing field as an editor. It kind of blows of my mind to look back over…

A rational antidote for emotional thinking

“Mom I’m afraid that I’ll never be good enough, that I’m a failure.” “You may be right. You should quit, sweetheart.” Can you imagine ever having this exchange with your…

Write like a writer; edit like an editor

Recently I spent an exhilarating hour and a half talking to an author about editing—not his manuscript specifically, but the concept of editing in general. (This is how word nerds…

Impostor Syndrome

Impostor Syndrome Did those words send a little worm of self-doubt turning in your belly? Did they bring up an uncomfortable memory or rush of emotions, or slide a knife…
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