Use an editing pass to produce a map of your reader's suspension of disbelief. Once you've created a universe in which your reader is immersed, you can focus on polishing your manuscript for publication.

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This twist on editing can turn those red marks on the page into something a writer craves. Red pen praising only highlights the best of a writer's work.

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You’ve finished your second or third draft of your book and you’re ready for feedback from beta readers. Here are the steps you should follow to get and act on the feedback you receive.

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The push for more diversity in publishing can sometimes be at odds with the "write what you know" dictum. Writers who want to make their books more diverse want to get it right, which is why authors looking to self-publish might consider engaging sensitivity readers.

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You cannot overedit, whatever anyone says. I dare say I've never read a book without finding a mistake, but when I see one in my work, there's nothing that can make me feel good about it.

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Each piece of writing you complete pushes you along a path. Even the drafts you throw away are stepping stones along your journey as a writer. Each step might be small, but it helps all the same.

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To get reviewed on Amazon and other places online, you need to assemble a book review team and learn how to follow up. It's a model that has worked for me over the course of many years and dozens of book launches.

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