Posted on January 8, 2023 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A recent submission to Jane Friedman's Ask the Editor feature came from a new — and frustrated — writer. They...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Tagged As: Editing, Jane Friedman

Posted on December 15, 2022 at 3:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The hope is that an author bringing their work to a critique group is truly open to gaining helpful insight...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Tagged As: Editing, Writing advice

Posted on November 29, 2022 at 2:41 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Perhaps it's because we're on the verge of National Novel Editing Month — more commonly known as December — but...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Posted on November 9, 2022 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Editing and revising are absolutely necessary parts of a book's journey from idea to reality. But as with anything, too...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Posted on October 29, 2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Anyone who's ever been edited has probably been taken aback, at some point, at how much their original work was...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Tagged As: Editing, Jane Friedman

Posted on August 30, 2022 at 9:10 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Editing is no small investment, and the check can feel extra painful if you're not satisfied with the result. Editor...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Tagged As: Editing

Posted on July 14, 2022 at 9:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It's cliché among English speakers learning another language to exclaim how the process has taught them so much about English...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Posted on June 7, 2022 at 9:34 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Authors are often encouraged to — and thus try to — find beta readers for their works. Editor Kris Spisak...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Tagged As: Editing, Jane Friedman

Posted on May 29, 2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It can be hard to keep on top of all the blogs and news sources that aim to help writers....

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Posted on April 4, 2022 at 8:36 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Joanna Penn's conversation with veteran editor Tiffany Yates Martin might seem overwhelming and intimidating. So here's a comment Martin made...

Categories: Behind the scenes