Before I started this site dedicated to writing, editing, and publishing, I posted a number of articles on these topics on my Pen and Paper Mama Services hub website. Below are links to those posts, and as I add new posts on these topics at this new site, I’ll add them here as well.
Basic Information For Writers About Editing and Editors:
1. Why do writers need editors?
2. Different kinds of editing
3. Finding the editor you need
4. How much does editing cost?
5. Self-editing tips and tricks
6. Tips on working with an editor
Lots of Tips on Writing and Publishing topics:
Using beta readers to improve your manuscript
Tips for using Windows 10 Speech Recognition Software
An Editor’s Response to a First Manuscript Read-Through
Editing Help with a College Term Paper
Tips for a Writers’ Conference Interview
A Children’s Book Manuscript I Enjoyed Reading
An Editor’s Advice After Reading a Manuscript–about choosing a publisher and about audience and marketing
Notes About a Novel That Reads Like a Movie Script
Margin Comments in an Edited Manuscript
An Editor’s Tips on Marketability
An Editor’s Tips on Following a Publisher’s Rules
Essay Tips from an Editor
Writing Concisely: Tips from an Editor
Quick-View Tips and Tricks for Self-Editing
What Am I Doing These Days?
Writing Inspiration From the Visual Arts
Flash Fiction and Other Quick Writes
Kinds of Flash Fiction
Language and Voice in Writing and Editing
Self-editing Checklist for Youth Writers
Tips on Giving and Receiving Critiques
Planter or Plotter or Pantser?
Social Media for Authors
A Collection of Editing Marks
Speculative Fiction posts:
Mapping and World Creation (with a focus on Science Fiction and Fantasy)
The Hero’s Journey
Utopian or Dystopian Story Writing
World Building Through Mapping
More Aspects of World Building–Part 1 (conflict, political systems, technology, magic, values, small details, economic system, cultural groups)
More Aspects of World Building–Part 2 (realistic hangouts, world naming, food, alternate realities, time/era, transportation, morality, architecture, overall considerations)
Characterization in World Building
Links to Some Great Posts on World Building
Tips for Writing Super-Hero Stories
What would you like to know about editing, writing and publishing? Please feel free to contact me with your questions, and I’ll answer them in upcoming posts!