Self-publishing and traditional publishing: The pros and cons, and how to choose
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Self-publishing and traditional publishing: The pros and cons, and how to choose

Many writers aren’t yet sure which publication path they should take: self-publishing or traditional publishing. Or they may want to go down one route, but are open to the idea of another. There’s a lot to think about when choosing your method of publishing, and…

Should I hire a freelance editor before submitting to agents or publishers?
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Should I hire a freelance editor before submitting to agents or publishers?

This question comes up fairly frequently on social media and in writing groups: should you hire a freelance editor before submitting to agents or publishers? Is it necessary? In self-publishing, you tend to have to do everything yourself, including finding your own editor. But traditional…

How to format your manuscript (with free template)
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How to format your manuscript (with free template)

Whether you’re submitting to agents or working with a freelance editor, you’ll want to make sure your manuscript looks professional. An agent is more likely to read your work if you present a polished, professional manuscript to industry standards. One of the easiest ways to…

Submitting to literary agents: 10 tips
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Submitting to literary agents: 10 tips

I’ve often helped writers get their query letters and submission material into shape before they send their work off to agents. I’m also frequently asked for advice on the process of submitting to literary agents more generally. It’s something that’s shrouded in mystery, and sometimes…