#GuestPost: Topics and Submission Criteria
Mar21

#GuestPost: Topics and Submission Criteria

Guest Posts are a great way to reach new readers. I welcome topics related to writing, editing, marketing, and publishing as well as the impact literature has on our lives. Consider the guest post prompts below a starting point. I am also open to other ideas. Ideally, I prefer to host guests who are familiar faces around this blog and various social media platforms, although I am open to working with new people. Currently, I aim to...

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#WritingPrompts: 52 Memoir Prompts
Nov02

#WritingPrompts: 52 Memoir Prompts

Behold! These memoir prompts have consistently ranked as the most viewed post on Word Bank Writing & Editing, and I wanted to bring feature them again for those who may have missed out the first time around. I’m currently booked with editing projects through the end of the year, so contact me now if you need to reserve a spot for 2016. Most importantly, know thyself. All good writers should follow that advice. Based on my...

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Developing Your Responding Styles: #amediting
Oct13

Developing Your Responding Styles: #amediting

WE ALL TAKE ON the role of editor at some point, but often don’t stop to think about our responding styles. Typically, one of two safe and familiar commenting modes will be assumed–critic or friend. The critic offers judgments and corrections while the friend encourages what’s working while glossing over areas of concern.   In reality, those roles are simple and don’t take much effort to fall into. The...

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How to Find a #Critique Partner and Set Ground Rules
Mar17

How to Find a #Critique Partner and Set Ground Rules

If you’re writing for publication and have yet to share your work in progress with someone who can provide constructive feedback, you’re doing it wrong. Chances are, you feel at a loss for how to find a critique partner. Maybe you’re the type of writer who feels your work is good enough without the time and hassle required to exchange drafts. Think again. As writers, we are generally too close to our material to...

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#Editor: Manuscript Critique Sample

A good manuscript critique offers an author valuable advice on what is and isn’t coming across in their story. A writer who self-publishes or submits to literary agents without seeking reader response to their manuscript beforehand will undoubtedly overlook details that will be obvious to others. Seeking such criticism doesn’t always need to equate to paying for the services of a professional as one can readily find...

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