I've known Australian writer Kerri Sackville for many years now, albeit in a virtual way. I enjoyed her writing way back when she was a blogger turned author, and have continued to enjoy the wry, wonderful words she sends out into the ether ever since. Now a regular commentator on Australia's Sunrise breakfast show, and writer at the Daily Life, she's more in the spotlight than ever. Which means dealing with even more of that little thing we all hate called 'criticism' - or,
We recently discussed all things editing with a professional editor. Next I wanted to get a writer's view on the revision process. Not just any old writer, mind you, but a multi-published author who's been in the game for a while and thus would undoubtedly have wise words to share. Thankfully I knew just the man for the job! Michael J. Martinez is the writer responsible for launching 18th-century sailing ships into space, and in doing so "seamlessly blends popular elements fr
First up in our self-titled Editing Month - which we are totally going to make a thing [UPDATE: a year later and it's still not] - is freelance editor Abigail Nathan of Bothersome Words.
I came across Abigail when I went looking for an editor myself. I'd spent a gazillion years writing and then revising my manuscript, before sending out to all the rejections - at which point I figured (obviously belatedly) "hey, maybe I'm not the best person to be editing my own work becaus
Andrea Hannah is one of those writers you stumble across during a night’s procrastination and can’t help but blindly follow into the beautiful unknown thereafter. Aside from her sublime writing advice (see AndreaHannah.com and The Secret Life of Writers), she’s also a force of charm, wit, and superhuman work ethic on Twitter (@andeehannah)—juggling a job, two kids and yet still writing more than you and me put together. (And then tweeting about it.) Her debut novel Of Scars a