Tag Archives: Editing

First Flower of Spring – An Inspiration

I’ve been waiting for flowers every since the weather reporters announced that Spring is here. Then it would snow. And snow. And snow. Finally I have outcroppings in my yard of the bunches of leaves that usually herald the arrive … Continue reading

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Surviving the (Book) Breakup by Heather Novak

I’m suffering from a breakup, friends…a book breakup. It’s particularly bad this time  because I’ve spent over six years thinking about this book, trying to figure out how to bring it to life. (Meanwhile, I wrote several other books, some that will … Continue reading

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Searching For A Fairytale by Heather Novak

World building is hard. World building in a fantasy world is even harder. While I’m currently on a “writing break” until after my wedding in October (and by “writing break” I mean only casually writing notes instead of bleeding at … Continue reading

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Life Happens: How to Prioritize by Heather Novak

Life happens.  You have everything planned out then BAM! Your plan goes to pieces and you’re standing there wondering how to make it all fit back together again.  For instance, back in October when I planned for my Lynch Brothers … Continue reading

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Trusting Your Gut by Heather Novak

Everyone tells you to trust your gut, trust your gut, trust your gut. They’re on to something! But how do you trust your gut? By listening to your intuition and trusting yourself to figure it out. It’s important as a … Continue reading

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Seize the Day! Learn a Lesson from Newsies by Heather Novak

Nothing is better than when the musical you’ve been dying to see comes to town…especially if you’ve been obsessed with it since 1992. Yep. 1992. Never heard of Newsies? I’m so sorry. Newsies was a Disney musical movie starring Christian … Continue reading

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Draft Pick by Heather Novak

Sorry folks, I’m not talking about football. I’m talking drafts of your story! How many drafts do you need? Which one do you pick to send out to agents/editors/the self-published universe?  I’m here to help, although, I’m just as clueless … Continue reading

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The Weirdness of Editing A Book by Susan Hanniford Crowley

What is weird about editing?  It’s the funny things authors do that they hope their editors catch and readers never see.  Before my editor sees my novel, I go over it with a fine tooth comb. Here’s are some of … Continue reading

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Wine Time with Editor Erika Cooper by Heather Novak

Guess what time it is?! IT’S WINE TIME! That special blog post where I ply people with wine and make them share their secrets with me. Today’s special guest? Editor Erika Cooper. You’re welcome, NoP readers. Soul Mate Publishing and freelance … Continue reading

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Words to Eliminate from Your Writing by Marian Lanouette

This is a popular posting and has been requested again. I hope you find this uselful What are they you ask? Check them out below.  All words are good though some words need to be used sparingly. Editing and revising seem … Continue reading

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