• editing

    How to drive your author insane

    by  • September 24, 2013 • authors, editing, muse • 2 Comments

      To drive your author insane, all you need to do is keep sending revision notes over and over for at least one year. After a year has passed, tell her she is “so close” to be finished, if only she’d “go deeper.” This will cause your author to scream, cry, doubt she can...

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    “where” and “wear”… f**k!

    by  • May 23, 2011 • editing, Jane, writing • 1 Comment

    Mother-F***er!!!! Did I really write “What should I where?” Argh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, I did write that. It was the title of a post for my other blog, Gravity Check, in which I was writing about my graduation from SFSU and wondering what to WEAR with a purple cap and gown. This isn’t the first time...

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    The Music of a Book

    by  • August 21, 2009 • editing, punk • 1 Comment

    For three days, my Muse and I have been obsessing on the individual essays and poetry in the Punk Anthology, listening to the quality of the words to find its unique note, its tone, its melody… Every piece is different, but they must all flow together harmoniously within one larger work: the book. As...

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    You just wrote a fabulous book. Now what?

    by  • June 22, 2009 • editing, writing • 0 Comments

    Congratulations! You’ve actually written, and finished, a book. Lots of people dream of being a writer, and a few of those will sit down and write something, but only a handful will complete an entire manuscript. Before you do anything else, relish this moment of accomplishment. You’ve done the equivalent of climbing Kilamanjaro. Good...

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    Draft One of Punk Anthology DONE

    by  • June 2, 2009 • editing, punk • 1 Comment

    Putting a book together is my favorite part of being a publisher. I sit at my desk with a stack of story pages, freshly edited and clean, and I piece the manuscript together into a cohesive book. With a single author, the process begins from the first draft they send me. I make notes...

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    Beware the Danger of Writer’s Blindness

    by  • December 18, 2008 • editing, writing • 0 Comments

    Writer’s Blindness is a dangerous threat to your credibility as a writer, as well as to your created work. Don’t take it lightly. Protect yourself from this scourge by hiring a good editor. Don’t believe me? Read on for my own heart wrenching tale of writer’s blindness. I am a book publisher and professional...

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