3 Tips for Working with an Editor

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Kathleen here with three tips for working with an editor. I think the aim of our prompt this week is to discuss our work with editors at publishing houses, and I’ll get there. But, really, my book (and all other books I know of) went through multiple rounds of editing before it was acquired for publication.  Here’s what I think you should do to get ready for those last rounds…

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Do your edits like a grown-up would

Thursday, October 25, 2018

This week, we’re supposed to be writing about how to survive an edit letter — which refers to the list of revisions that your editor wants you to make after acquiring your book. I guess it’s hard to make big changes to your manuscript after you’ve sold it, but you should never really be that attached to your story anyway. You should always be open to making it better. I’ve…

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Deb Ball News Flash: Readings and Rewrites and Bears. Oh my!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Congratulations to Bonnie Karoly, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of BECOMING BONNIE by Debutante Jenni L. Walsh. We loved having Melodie Winawer as our guest yesterday. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of THE SCRIBE OF SIENA or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: RT to Enter! Interview w/ @melodiewinawer + #DebBallGiveaway of THE SCRIBE OF SIENA https://t.co/YhXTAOy6bT — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) May…

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10 Steps To Help You Process the Notorious Edit Letter

Friday, April 14, 2017

I recently read a thread on facebook about receiving the dreaded edit letter and the hatred, the pain, heartache, and tears it induces. In short, an edit like is the psychopathic killer ready to slice to this shit out of your expectations and pre-conceived notions on what the final version of your book will be like. However, I’m one of those weirdos that LOVE receiving edit letters. I appreciate anything that…

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A Behind The Scenes Look: Editing BECOMING BONNIE

Thursday, April 13, 2017

This week, the Deb’s are chatting about the editing of our novels. As writers, we pick up tricks of the trade as we go along. We never stop learning and improving. I like that about our industry. While revising my novel, BECOMING BONNIE, I felt like I had ample opportunities to grow (i.e. it required lots of editing). But it was in that messy, chaotic state of tackling my edits…

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