These exercises will not only inspire you to break through your writers block, they will also prepare you for the developmental editing process and help you make sure you are telling exactly the story you want to tell.
Some personal branding adjectives have been so overused they have become non-words: practically invisible if not downright off-putting.
Trained editors combine artistry with industry knowledge in a way that can effectively improve any project. They will know their worth, and will also be worth it.
Your editor will help you be sure every aspect of your manuscript is intentional and finely-tuned to give the best reading experience.
For some people, networking seems easy, even rejuvenating. You watch them float from person to person, interrupting conversations without batting an eyelash, offering firm handshakes and wide smiles. You, on the other hand, would much rather go home and continue that chapter you were writing.
Many writers have unknowingly bought into the myths surrounding self-editing and the role of editors in general. It’s important to do some research and address any preconceived misconceptions if you want to do what’s best for your new book.
The ongoing game of marketing, networking, and self-promotion can feel like the antithesis of what you what feels natural to you. It might even feel like a distraction from what you should be doing: writing your damn book.