~ 0.2% of authors get published. Not a journey to travel alone. ~Manuscript Critique: An unbiased, professional review of your manuscript is a critical step in getting it commercial-ready. With a variety of experience and a knack for catching big picture issues, I've helped numerous authors win awards and land publishing...
There are several plotting structures out there, but I've found Michael Hague's the most useful. Why? Well:Read more
- It's fairly simple and easy to understand.
- It captures the essence of good story-telling. The shifts it recommends are what make readers feel satisfied with a book.
- If you take almost...
The same way world-class athletes need coaches, even New York Times bestselling authors need editors. Stephen King and J.K. Rowling have them. It's part of the human psyche: we're too close to our own writing to see it objectively. But there are some other critical reasons why...Read more
This isn't personal. Empirically, there are certain things everyone must do to get their manuscripts to the point where they don't suck. Hint: it's not a short or easy process, otherwise everyone would have a best-selling novel out there. Truth. Now that we have that out of the way, check this...Read more