For Authors: Why a First Five Edit Might be for YOU

If you missed it, yesterday I announced that I was opening up my Content Editing broadly and getting back into the editing gig. You can check out the what, how, how much, and my experience in that post HERE. But, let’s talk about the WHY? I’ve had several people already contact me about full-edits. At this time, I’m not taking on full-editing gigs. The time for those as I’d do them would make me a full-time editor fitting in my {Read More}

For Authors: Editing Services

I’m returning to my editing roots! This service is a little different than what you might expect. I’m beginning a First Five Pages content edit. Check out below to see what that means and my credentials.   The edit you receive would include within work-notes and explanations as well as an edit letter. Collectively, these would address: 3 passes that included inline notes. AND An edit letter with general and specific advice based on things like hook, voice, pacing, genre {Read More}

It’s Live!: FINDING YOUR VOICE

We’ve been talking about it for a year and now it’s here!     Voice. That It Factor. The Holy Grail. Every writer has one. Every writer knows what it is, but not everyone can put their finger on how to develop it. Join Jeannie Lin and Bria Quinlan, two award-winning, best-selling authors, as they chase down this elusive element. This book discusses the hierarchy of developing a professional voice as well as concrete tips and techniques for discovering and {Read More}

Win a 10 Page Critique

If you’ve been around for awhile you know that every year to celebrate publishing, I give away a 10 page critique to an unpublished author. Well, it’s that time of the year again! Happy book birthdays to me! If you’re not published in any format yet and want a chance at this, check it out HERE!

Learning Your Voice

We’re looking for at least 500 authors to chime in on how long it took for them to find their voice in a way that had them utilizing it well. Take the poll and share it with your author peeps! Have thoughts about this? Share them in the comments. THANKS, Lonely Owl Books [poll id=”5″]    

Indie Panel – Day 3

Welcome back to Day 3 of the Indie Panel. I’m really excited about today because it’s more nitty-gritty. More personal writing and business stuff. But, if you’ve missed the first few days you might want to catch up first: Meet the Panel DAY 1:  Why they did it AND Who should consider it DAY 2:  Editors (who, what why) AND Finding your vendors DAY 3:  Processes & Timelines DAY 4: Promotion DAY 5: Resources DAY 6: Things I’d do differently & {Read More}

Indie Panel – Day 2

You met the amazing panel last Friday and got to read DAY ONE on Monday. I’ve been getting a lot of little notes about how excited people are to dive into some of the deeper questions. Meet the Panel DAY 1:  Why they did it AND Who should consider it DAY 2:  Editors (who, what why) AND Finding your vendors DAY 3:  Processes & Timelines DAY 4: Promotion DAY 5: Resources DAY 6: Things I’d do differently & Myths and Advice {Read More}

Writing Regionally

It often feels like our country is getting smaller. But, we aren’t at a point yet where we’re a homogeneous society. And, honestly, I don’t think we’ll ever get there. After taking a year off to drive around the country a while back, I can tell you that diversity in language is alive and well in the USA. But what does that mean for writers? WRECKLESS is a regional book although I’ve refrained from saying exactly where it’s set. I’ve seen {Read More}