Tag Archives | Editing

I LOVE this cover, but does my opinion as a reader count?

Pub 101: From Cover to Cover

I’ve been fascinated by covers for a long time. One of my most popular blog posts to date has been I Judge Covers. I Judge Titles. So Sue Me. So… I’m guessing that you’re all interested in the process too. In chatting with an editor from one of the big five publishers, I learned some […]

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Shiny New Story Syndrome

Shiny New Story Syndrome

My name is Victoria, and I suffer from Shiny New Story Syndrome (SNSS). Shiny New Story Syndrome Definition: (noun) 1.When a writer struggles to finish the story they are working on, and is instead distracted by newer story ideas. 2. The writing equivalent of ADHD. Am I alone in my suffering of SNSS? I feel like […]

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Dialoguetag

Dialogue Tags – Who Said What?

For my poor critique group, they know how I’ve historically abused dialogue tags. “He stood”, “She sighed”, “they somersaulted” (okay, that one was a joke), are some of the ways that I would use dialogue tags. After MUCH editing and MUCH research on the subject, here are my golden dialogue tag do’s and don’ts. DO use […]

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Blog Hop: Writing Process

I was recently asked to take part in a blog hop by the lovely Diana Cranstoun. If you haven’t checked out her blog before, please do. You’ll find fascinating posts that bring history to life as she writes about wartime nurses. She’s even been known to go on a wartime rations diet challenge from time […]

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Am I Ready For An Agent?

I can’t imagine how many times new authors ask themselves this question? Am I ready for an agent? It’s like asking yourself if you’re ready to get married, or ready to have kids? Do you ever really know? Can you ever really be sure? Or, do you just have to take the plunge? Here are […]

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