Another of my favourite subjects: editing. I’m one of those who edit as they go, but on my first book I remember the joy of coming back to it after a while and fixing all of the mistakes I hadn’t noticed the first time round. Some good sound advice here.
There has never been a better, more exciting time to be a writer. E-readers are growing in popularity and the world of publishing is exploding with new opportunities to see those books you’ve toiled so hard over get into the hands of readers. But whether you submit your polished manuscript to an agent or a publisher, or whether you decide indie publishing is for you, there is one step that all writers need to take seriously.
I buy, on average, 10 books a month, both e- and print versions, both indie and traditionally published, and in all sorts of genres. And as a reader, nothing is more likely to turn me off a book—or an author—than something…
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