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Developmental Editing

Confessions of a Book Editor

Brooke Warner | Posted 09.30.2016 | Home
Brooke Warner

When I got into book publishing I was an inexperienced 23-year-old whose previous work experience was waitressing and a couple of cherry college internships that had nothing to do with publishing. I worked my way up the ranks, learning publishing and how to edit books. I've made plenty of mistakes along the way--the kind that sting but make you better at what you do.

Editorial Services Explained: How the Industry Thinks About Editing, and How You Should Think About It Too

Brooke Warner | Posted 08.25.2016 | Home
Brooke Warner

This summer I listened in on an editorial panel at a writers' conference where I'd been invited to speak. The room was packed with aspiring authors who wanted answers to their editorial questions.

The Four Most Common Stumbling Blocks for Writers: How to Overcome Them and Keep that New Year's Resolution to Write Your Novel

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.06.2014 | Home
Holly Robinson

"I'm going to finally write that book," you vowed on New Year's Eve. Maybe you whispered it to your partner in bed, or brazenly trumpeted out your res...

Techniques and Tension in Breaking Bad

Harrison Demchick | Posted 11.26.2013 | Home
Harrison Demchick

I have been arguing for some time now that any writer who wants to learn about the art of developing tension in a manuscript would do well to watch, and learn from, AMC's Breaking Bad.