Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Ask the Editor

 

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We ran an extensive and popular Ask The Editor series here at The Blood-Red Pencil, starting in 2009. Here is a selection of the top posts from that series.

 



Ask the Editor: Selling an E-book to a Print Publisher

Jesaka Long answers a question from Susan Culp:

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Ask the Editor: Selling an E-book to a Print Publisher

Question: Would I have difficulty interesting a print publisher in my book if it has already been published as an e-book? What would be the drawback, if any?

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Ask the Editor- Showing passage of time in fiction

Lauri Kubuitsile answers Betsy Rosenthal's question:

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Ask the Editor- Showing passage of time in fiction

Can you offer any tips on how to show passage of time when the narration is in first person present tense?

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Ask the Editor: Tips for self-editing burnout 

Kathryn Craft answers Nicole Langan's question:

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Ask the Editor: Tips for self-editing burnout

What are some helpful tips on how an author can train their own editing eye even when they've read their own work a million times?

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Ask the Editor: Strong Female Characters 

The late Helen Ginger answered a question from Darden North:

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ask the Editor: Strong Female Characters

It seems that some agents and publishers are looking for fictional works that feature strong female characters. Can you define a strong female character?

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Ask the Editor Free-For-All Is Back Today 

A free-for-all, with questions being asked and answered in the comments section:

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Ask the Editor Free-For-All Is Back Today

Ask the Editor Free-For-All is here to provide help. Our Editors are on hand to answer your questions about writing basics, manuscript submissions to publishers or agents, aspects of traditional and/or self-publishing, and more.

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2 comments :

  1. Self-editing can get a bit tricky when the writer is also a professional editor. Changing hats from writer to editor can develop into a tug of war, which is why the self-editor should always have a competent proofreader who will kindly but clearly point out areas in need of a revisit. Love this compilation of repostings because the info is as relevant today as it was when the posts were first published.

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    1. It's always fascinating to look back at what we've covered here - there is a wealth of advice in the archives.

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