I’m most comfortable stepping into the greater world via words on a page. But in these days of Zoom webinars, social media, and ubiquitous phone cameras, it’s probably inevitable that I would push the boundaries of my comfort zone. And so I have: I’ve started creating quick videos of craft tips and my DearEditor.com Q&As. […]
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It’s one thing to know you need to make changes to your story, it’s another to figure out how to go about implementing those changes. Trying to wrap your head around the logistics of doing a BIG revision can be downright overwhelming. Where do you even begin? I got a question about that at DearEditor.com, and I knew author […]
So often these days, books and movies get talked about in the same breath. It’s no surprise, then, that I get questions from screenwriters as well as book writers at DearEditor.com. I received a question about finding an agent for a script this week, and I was fortunate to be able to call on Eddie […]
I’m thrilled to bring editor extraordinaire Robin Cruise to DearEditor.com today as my Guest Editor. Robin gave me my first job in publishing and her creativity, industry wisdom, and business acumen have inspired me ever since. She’s spent her career behind the scenes as managing editor, deputy publisher, and then publisher, with both trade publishers […]
I didn’t know such a thing as a “blogsite” existed until I went to my friend, web designer Theresa Stanton, with my idea for creating a writers’ advice website and said, “Can I do this?” I’d been trying to envision the soon-to-be-named DearEditor.com but I didn’t think a static website could do what I wanted […]
DearEditor.com now has a dedicated Facebook page! I’ll be posting my usual brand of lighthearted, to-the-point writers’ advice and craft tips there, along with inspirational items, publishing news, and alerts when I answer new reader letters on DearEditor.com. I hope you’ll check out the page and click “Like” to get all the latest as I […]