• Discipline,  Revising and Editing

    Editing. Is It More Important Than The Writing? Hell, Yes! A Guest Post by Jennifer Senhaji

    Writers, like all artists, are a creative bunch. There are some that are meticulous about structure and form. There are some that fly by the seat of their pants on the winds of inspiration. Both make good writers. Editing, proper and professional editing, make great writers. You may be thinking you’ve heard this before. You know you have to edit. You know not to rush to publish. You’ve read enough poorly or unedited books by now to know the value of editing. But I’m here to tell you that’s just the tip of the publishing iceberg. You can have the most fantastic, most original, next Pulitzer Prize winning novel sitting…

  • Craft,  Discipline,  Self-Publishing,  Work-In-Progress

    What To Do After You Write “THE END” by Guest Blogger Keisha Page

    You’ve Just Finished Your First Book! Now What? You’ve written your manuscript, and now you’re a little unsure about the next steps. No matter if you’re wanting to submit the manuscript to a publisher, participate in something like #PitMad or #PitchWars on Twitter, or go the indie publishing route, you should spend the next few weeks going over and polishing your manuscript.  But you should take it nice and slow. Baby steps. The first thing that you need to do is take a moment and realize what an amazing thing you’ve done. You’ve finished a manuscript. That, in and of itself, is an accomplishment. On my hard drive, and faithfully…