Archive for November, 2017

New Edition of The Editor’s Lexicon!

I’m delighted to announce the 2nd edition of THE EDITOR’S LEXICON, a relaunch of my flagship writer’s guide in what will be a series of books aimed at helping writers put editorial feedback to work in their revisions. This one defines and explains the most common language you hear in critique letters and workshops, and it can help you become…

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Speaking Event: Diplomatic Author Queries

On Thursday 11/30 at 5:30 p.m. in the SF Library Main Branch, I’ll be sharing tips for crafting diplomatic author queries and other author-positive notes. From my experience as an editor and fiction writer, I’m looking forward to sharing insights and tools that will help fellow editors learn to apply diplomacy for best results: Building trust Encouraging authors to make…

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MFA vs. NYC, by an Editor in a Graduate Writing Program

I’ve had an unusual career progression. When my undergraduate classmates were either collecting their degrees to head straight into MFA writing programs or moving to New York to break into the publishing industry, I already knew what I wanted to do: go to Portland, work for myself. A relationship with books was mandatory, though the means to do it was…

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