Editorial Feedback

When You and Your Editor Disagree

Feedback is the product you want your editor to deliver, but what do you do when you don’t agree with it? As I mentioned in a previous post, I see writers and editors in private social media groups taking out their frustrations on one another. If you are venting online, you and your editor are […]

When Edits Make You See Red

Writers in a private online group were recently posting stories about their bad experiences with editors. Several self-published fiction writers on the thread were surprised by the volume of edits they received. One freelancer was appalled that her magazine editor changed the tone of her article, which altered her message. A handful of educational writers […]

First Drafts Are Meant to Be Messy

To riff on a great Wayne Gretzky quote, you’ll miss your publication date by 100 percent if you don’t write your first draft. Writers practice a lot to get better and faster at writing. Good writing takes time. And, it takes grit, which tends to look like failure but isn’t. Not every day in a […]

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