Posts tagged literary agents
Why You Need a Professional Freelance Editor (and Where to Find The Right One)

An experienced freelance editor can assess which parts of your manuscript aren't functioning optimally and prescribe practical revisions to help you take it to the next level.

But don’t take my word for it.

Instead, take the word of agents, editors, and readers—the literary gatekeepers who will essentially judge your words whether you’ve hired a freelance editor or not.

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Writing Workshop: Close Reading the First Line of Bill Broun’s Night of the Animals

When it comes to passages that make you go “…whoa,” every writer knows the importance of a great opening sentence. (Name one workshop on finding your dream agent that doesn’t talk about “perfecting your hook.” I dare you.) Put simply, a great opening sentence gives you the platform and the opportunity to grab a reader’s attention and never let go.

Here’s a phenomenal example that made me go, “…whoa” recently:

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What is Manuscript Evaluation?

Even the most talented, thoughtful writer can miss critical mistakes when it comes to a passion project. Objective editorial feedback – whether from a professional editor, a beta reader, or even a software program – can help catch and correct embarrassing mistakes before they’re disseminated, along with the manuscript, to a wider audience.

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