Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Newsflash: Free Full Manuscript Edit Giveaway

posted 10/10/14

Dear Readers…

You know I’ve got a blog tour going on, but you don’t know I’m giving away a FREE FULL MANUSCRIPT EDIT as part of the tour because I forgot to tell you. (Editor smacks forehead.) You can visit any of the great blogs on the tour to enter that tour-wide giveaway as well as to enter their individual giveaways or read my guest posts, or you can go to Rafflecopter to enter the free edit giveaway directly. I want you to have a shot at that.

Good luck!
The Editor

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re: NA Fiction Guest Posts and Contest Links

posted 10/3/14

Dear Readers…

If you’d like to learn more about NA fiction, get chances to win copies of my new book, and find some great new writing blogs, here’s a post with four links to fabulous blogs that are posting articles, interviews, and videos this week that give me the chance to explore many aspects of New Adult fiction.

Happy Friday!
The Editor

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NEWSFLASH! Free Edit Giveaways During Launch Week Aug 25-29

posted 8/21/14

Dear Readers…

I encourage writers to celebrate their writing milestones. Today my new book Writing New Adult Fiction releases and I’m celebrating with a week of daily “Partial Edit” giveaways and a grand finale “Full Manuscript Edit” giveaway starting Monday. I’ll also share tips for crafting riveting New Adult Fiction, some of the sidebar wisdoms contributed to the book by bestselling NA authors, editors, agents, and cover designers, and other fun stuff like that. Join me for this 5-day virtual book launch August 25-29. And if you’re free, stop by #NAlitchat tonight on Twitter 9pmEST to talk all things NA.

Party time!
The Editor

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Free Edit Giveaways, Conferences, and Other News

posted 8/8/14

Dear Readers…

I’ll be back to the usual fun of answering writers’ questions next week, and will soon announce the dates for my week of free edit giveaways and other hijinks celebrating the release of my new book, Writing New Adult Fiction. For now, you can read my Publishers Weekly coverage of last weekend’s SCBWI summer conference here, or make plans to join me at the Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Intensive in Los Angeles next weekend, August 15-17, to talk techniques for writing seamless fiction and writing riveting New Adult fiction. For more about my sessions at the Writer’s Digest conference, read on.

Happy writing!
The Editor

 

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DearEditor.com on Holiday Hiatus

posted 12/1/13

Dear Readers…

In the spirit of focusing on family during the holidays (and knocking out final pages for a mid-December manuscript deadline!), I’m going to put DearEditor.com on holiday hiatus for the first time ever. Join me again in January to ring in the new year with free edit giveaways (two already planned!) as well as fun and informational Q-and-A posts about the art, craft, and business of writing. I’ll keep posting on the DearEditor.com Facebook, Google+, and Twitter pages, so tune in there for news and inspirational posts until 2014.

Happy writing!
The Editor

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News: 1 Call for Submissions & 2 Publisher-Sponsored Contests

posted 5/29/13

Dear Readers…

Summer seems to be bringing out the editors! In today’s post I share news about two publisher-sponsored contests and a call for submissions for a new imprint. Check out the rest of the post for details on these opportunities.

Heads up: I post news like this and other publishing happenings on the DearEditor.com Facebook page and DearEditor.com Google+ page. If you haven’t already “Liked” the page, consider checking it out. I do my best to keep the news and inspirational items flowing there.

Happy submitting!
The Editor

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Newsflash! The Editor’s New Book for Writers of ‘New Adult’ Fiction

posted 5/20/13

The Editor is happy to announce her new book Writing the New Adult Novel: How to Write and Sell ‘New Adult’ Fiction, to be published by Writer’s Digest Books in 2014. This book for writers will be a hands-on guide featuring essential information, steps, and techniques to guide writers in creating engaging stories featuring eighteen- to twenty-six-year-old protagonists against the backdrop of the emerging adult experience.

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Newsflash: The Editor to Deliver State of Industry Keynote

posted 4/22/13

The Editor is honored to deliver the state of the children’s book industry keynote at the SCBWI 42nd Summer Conference August 2-5. She will also teach an intensive and two breakouts, as well as do one-on-one critiques. Registration for the conference just opened up. For details, read today’s full post or go straight to the SCBWI conference home page.

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NEWS: The FREE EDIT Giveaway Winner…

posted 8/29/12

Dear Readers…

The giveaway for one FREE EDIT of a full manuscript is over. Early this morning I used Randomizer.org to select the winner: IAN T. HEALY, with his spoofy space opera Starf*cker. I look forward to working with Ian, who is already making his mark in the superhero fiction category.

Happy writing!
The Editor

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News from DearEditor.com

posted 8/4/12

Dear Readers…

The Editor has been quiet for a couple of weeks, but with good reason: she was preparing the keynote “An Up to the Minute Survey of Market Needs and Trends” for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators International Conference this weekend. She has just delivered her talk to a full crowd of 1,200, and you can glimpse some highlights at the SCBWI Conference Blog: http://bit.ly/PUnTAo. Starting next week, The Editor will be back online, feverishly answering reader questions about the craft, market, and business of writing.

Happy writing!

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