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The LitGrit Process of Working with an Editor


You wrote your book (good job!), revised your first, second, and maybe even third drafts (even better!), and are finally ready to hire an editor to whip it into submission-ready shape. What can…

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HOW TO REVISE YOUR BOOK IN 5 EASY STEPS


Hahahahahahahaha. Just kidding.
There is no way easy way to revise your book, particularly those early drafts.
But an author is one who can judge his own stuff’s worth, without pity, and…

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Too Old to Write Your First Novel?


Think again.

Consider, from Rivka Galchen’s rundown in Harper’s of twentieth century author family life and age demographics, among them:
Alice Munro: Two husbands. Raised three children. First book of stories at age thirty-seven.

Toni…

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Platform Shmatform, I Said More Ham: Mysteries of the Traditional Publishing Path Revealed


Last time I posted I was on a toot about the evil, annoying necessity for writers to build platform using inbound marketing, but I think that’s really more essential for a…

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Self-Promotion, Platform and Online Presence: a crass, necessary evil


I know a guy who’s writing a book. His career goal is to be a speaker at this type of thing. He is already a subject matter expert with an…

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