"When a loved one dies, so much is left behind, and sometimes, in the midst of mementos and other remembrances, there’s a manuscript tucked away. Maybe it’s complete, or maybe it’s only halfway there. Whatever the case, finding those papers is like discovering a treasure: a piece of someone we’ve lost that can bring them … Continue reading Article: “Publishing Posthumously”
"When speaking to others, we often switch tenses, especially when we’re excited. In writing, however, readers don’t have the benefit of hearing us speak or seeing our gestures and expressions, which means that a mix of past, present, and future tenses can leave readers incredibly confused. You can remedy the problem and avoid reader confusion … Continue reading Podcast: “That’s My Tense, and I’m Sticking to It”
"You’re out for a walk on a Sunday morning when it happens: An idea for a novel pops into your head. Excited, you rush back home, grab a pad of paper, and write. It feels electric, and the next morning, you want nothing more than to continue … "But a sense of anxiety you just … Continue reading Article: “Building Your Writing Muscles”
"In this article, we’re deconstructing the nuts and bolts of brainstorming. After all, if you can’t think about your topic clearly, there’s no way you’re going to be able to write about it clearly." Source: Editor’s Corner: The Organized Writer, Part I: Collecting Your Thoughts, Gathering Your Files, and Creating Backups
Research should be involved in all novel writing, whether fiction or nonfiction. Source: Editor’s Corner: Researching for Your Novel
We want a good project. A diamond in the rough. Something we can really sink our teeth into and take from good to great. And we want writers who really, really want to see that happen. Our favorite clients: feel passionately about their project have done research on the audience they're trying to reach have spell-checked, proofread, revised, and employed beta readers before looking for an editor recognize their project's … Continue reading The Basics: What Do Editors Want from Writers?
"Completing a manuscript can feel like conquering Mt. Everest. Whether your work is fiction or nonfiction, minimalist or detailed, short-term or long, you want to raise your flag and shout to the world, 'It’s done!' "At Dog Ear Publishing, we say go ahead and celebrate! Pop that bottle of champagne you’ve been saving, turn up your … Continue reading Article: “The Basics of Self-Revision.”