Every so often, I will review a book I coached or edited (particularly if the author asks it of me). This may sound tremendously biased—who can evaluate a book they were involved with—but hear me out. First, I don't publish my reviews on Amazon. Their policy would see me as biased, to where I would … Continue reading Why I Can Review a Book I Coached (or Edited)
Recently, I've been refining my editing process, discovering just what my word processing software can do (and that, yes, it can convert and make things Microsoft Word can still use, despite being made on a Mac). Gone are the days when "editing" meant printing out documents and marking them up with all sorts of little … Continue reading The Differences between Copyediting and Book Coaching
I've been sharing the blurb coaching series from A Writer's Path Writers Club, and this is the next in the series. To learn more about how your blurb can be coached, click here. Enjoy! Name: Felicia Denise Genre: Women's Fiction Title: Heartburn Original Blurb: Ten years ago, Quinn Landon never saw divorce in her … Continue reading Blurb Coaching – Heartburn
I wanted to share another blurb coaching with all of you, done for a Writer's Path Writers Club. Enjoy! Name: Ian Miller Genre: Science Fiction Title: A Face on Cydonia Original Blurb: Schools in the early 22nd century teach that the big corporations provide all necessary services solely for the betterment of society, under the … Continue reading Blurb Coaching – A Face on Cydonia
For those interested, I have a new widget image, and I wanted to share an update regarding free book reviews. I am still accepting books for review; however, due to time constraints, prior commitments, and my paid work, I will have to be very selective as to which books I pick. I'm booked well into … Continue reading Update on Book Coaching and Reviews
Just wanted to share a link for half priced gift certificates from book cover designers, editors, and other providers of writing services. My book coaching is listed there as well, so if you were looking for a deal off a larger package (one long novel or perhaps two or three shorter ones), you can find … Continue reading Deals on All Things Writerly!
Have you ever been writing along and wished you could find out if your description made sense? If it was too wordy or uninformative? If your dialogue was true to character, your novel the right length, the plot coherent? Such questions are not the sign that one is a "bad writer," for even good writers … Continue reading What Book Coaching Can Do For You
For those who have visited my Book Coaching page in the past and contemplated "taking the plunge," I have good news. I'm now offering the first chapter (up to ten pages) of coaching free so you can get a feel for the process and how it might help you with your current work-in-progress. So far, … Continue reading Special Offer–Free First Chapter of Coaching!
Yesterday, we discussed the importance of "keeping on," of writing until you're finished. But how do you know when you're done? How do you know when your book is ready to be released from your possessive grip and given to the literary winds? After the rough draft, there are always revisions. Spellings to correct, typos … Continue reading Letting Go: How Do You Know You’re Ready to Publish? #atozchallenge, #writer
As a book reviewer, I regularly discuss a novel's strengths and weaknesses in a summarized way for the sake of potential readers, but I feel like, if I was an author getting a review, it'd feel like too little, too late. There I'd be, with a published book and a whole bunch of feedback about … Continue reading Announcing Book Coaching!