by Carly Hayward

The ShoreIndie contest has now moved to the editing round, and as a thank-you to all the authors for making the ShoreIndie community so warm and fun, I'm offering a few editing deals! You just need to book by August 15th, 2017 (editing dates may fall later).

If you haven't hea...

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by Carly Hayward

This post was originally written for the ShoreIndie Blog, republished with permission.

Note: This post was written for ShoreIndie, a Twitter contest, and while it was written for those participating, the advice can be applicable to processing feedback of all kinds. ShoreIndi...

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by Carly Hayward

This post was originally written for the ShoreIndie Blog, republished with permission.

#ShoreIndie is about to begin, and I bet you’re wondering what you can do to catch an editor’s eye. We editors see hundreds of manuscripts during these contests, and there are some comm...

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By Carly Hayward

“Write drunk, editor sober” is a famous quote with dubious origins. While it is difficult to assign credit to the quote, its message is clear. Writing requires the author to get their creative juices flowing, to awaken their muse, no matter how they do it. But editing requires...

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By Carly Hayward

Note: scroll to the bottom of the article for an update and a surprise!

By now you may have heard me talk about a fabulous new contest, Revise & Resub. If you haven't heard me talking about it, you are clearly ignoring all my tweets. I can't stop talking about it.

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By Carly Hayward

Guess what authors?! I have good news! There is a new Twitter Pitch event run by a fabulous group of editors.

Unfortunately, it all started with some bad news. #P2P17 was postponed due to internal issues. All the editors that had planned on joining #P2P17 suddenly had an opening...

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By Carly Hayward

International best-selling author Kim Alexander’s new novel is on sale today!

It’s a fun and sexy contemporary retelling of a fairy tale full of magical creatures, passion, and redemption.

It is the start of a great new series from an author that knows fantasy well.

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