Learning to write is learning to think.
You don’t know anything clearly unless you can state it in writing.

—S. I. Hayakawa

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The 7 benefits of good editors (part two)

The 7 benefits of good editors (part two)

(If you haven’t read part one, you can click here.) There’s no question about the value of a “second set of eyes” looking over your manuscript, because we all know we can suffer from being a bit “blinded by our own brilliance” when it comes to writing. Having...

What’s killing your writing?

Carbon monoxide is deadly—mainly because it is fast. Relatively small amounts are fatal because it bonds with hemoglobin over 200 times faster than normal oxygen molecules. If there is enough in the air, every carbon monoxide molecule will bond with your blood because...
Has the publishing industry capsized?

Has the publishing industry capsized?

If you are an author, a writer, or even have an idea for a book, there are some things you should know about the world of publishing today. Namely, it is that the importance of getting published may have changed by 180 degrees to the way it was when I became an editor...
So, you have an idea for a book?

So, you have an idea for a book?

  “You know, I have always had this idea for a book . . . ” I hear this comment quite a lot. It usually happens soon after I tell someone what I do for a living. I used to tell people that I was a ghostwriter, but I had more people think that meant I wrote...

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