Archive for November, 2010

Guest Editor Mary E. Pearson re: Help! I’ve Hit a Wall!

posted 11/29/10

Dear Editor…

I attended a week-long retreat a year ago. I hit a wall and have been lost in confusion about everything: my story and my ability to write. How can I get my confidence back? I seem paralyzed.

Sincerely,

Maureen

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Newsflash: New Feature – Guest Editor for the Day!

posted 11/27/10

Dear-Editor.com gets a new feature…

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re: Thanksgiving Thinking

posted 11/25/10

Dear Readers . . .

As we set aside our pens and papers today to count our blessings amongst family and friends, here’s something extra to chew on, from the writer who teaches us as much now that we’re grown as he did when we were tykes.

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Editor

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re: Is Branding Wicked or Wise?

posted 11/22/10

Dear Editor…

I’m sort of eclectic when it comes to my YA novel genres. But I know “branding” is really important for a writer. When I’m creating my urban fantasy followed by my light, contemporary romance followed by my edgy issue novel, how concerned should I be about consistency as a writer in the market?

Sincerely,

Heather

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re: Chapter Titles V. Chapter Numbers

posted 11/19/10

Dear Editor…

Do agents/editors like to see chapter titles? Or are just numbered chapters okay?

Sincerely,

Heather

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re: Integrating the POV and Narrative

posted 11/15/10

Dear Editor…

Please explain this comment from an agent on my midgrade historical fiction ms told in first person: “your POV and narrative are not integrated enough.”

Thank you,

Carrie

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NEWSFLASH: One Week to Phone In Questions to the Editor

posted 11/11/10

Dear Readers…

Have you emailed a question that The Editor hasn’t gotten to yet? Been mulling something but haven’t asked? Now’s your chance to phone that question in to The Editor—for a short time, anyway. Read on for details….

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re: Can You Really Land an Agent at a Conference?

posted 11/8/10

Dear Editor…

At most writers’ conferences, there’s at least one editor and one agent who review first pages and queries and share critiques, so I’m curious: What is the percentage of published writers who were “discovered” at a conference? Thanks for even an estimate.

Sincerely,

Kate

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re: Time Frame for Submission to Interested Agent/Editor?

posted 11/4/10

Dear Editor…

I am thrilled to have had several agents and an editor request full manuscripts at a recent conference. Not wanting to blow this wonderful opportunity, I have readers going over it for the umpteenth time & continue to edit, but wonder what is an appropriate length of time to submit to those interested parties?

Sincerely,

Connie

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