I’m excited to be here as a new member of the Madrona Workshop Troupe and I’m looking forward to offering you hints and help tuning up your manuscript for publication.
When you make the bold decision to self-publish you are bypassing many of the traditional gatekeepers who have dominated the publishing industry until very recently. Many well-established authors will tell you that the criteria those gatekeepers use is very narrow and often filters out excellent work. Still, one set of gatekeepers, namely editors, does provide a very valuable service: it is editorial skill that often makes the difference between a book that languishes unread on bookstore shelves and a best seller.
In our January 26-27 workshop I will go into detail about the process of self-editing and revision. Can you do it all yourself? Sure, and I will give you guidelines that will help you.
Some of you, though, may…
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