Column by Gayle Towell October 16, 2014
This column explores the art of editing by providing detailed edits of reader-submitted paragraphs.
Column by Leah Rhyne September 25, 2014
In the second installment of So You Want To Write a Book, we talk about the actual mechanics of getting started. Where will you write? How will you format? What else should you do?
Column by Gayle Towell September 16, 2014
This column explores the art of editing by carefully analyzing paragraphs submitted by readers.
Column by Susan DeFreitas September 10, 2014
Every novel is a special snowflake, sure, but many go wrong in the same ways. An editor breaks down known issues at the level of plot, structure, and characterization she sees over and over again.
Column by Richard Thomas June 5, 2014
Tips and information about how to put together an anthology of short stories.
Column by Gayle Towell May 19, 2014
In this column, samples of prose submitted by readers are analyzed and edited.
Column by Gayle Towell April 15, 2014
This column illustrates editing techniques by offering detailed edits to paragraphs submitted by the readers.
Column by Brandon Tietz March 4, 2014
Considering joining our workshop but still have questions? Are you intrigued by the idea but aren't sure if this process is for you? Brandon Tietz, one of our alums, is here to provide some answers.
Column by Leah Rhyne January 30, 2014
Everyone knows a writer needs a good editor. But what happens when the best editor you know happens to be your spouse?
Column by Ed Sikov September 12, 2013
Several editors tell their favorite Author Horror Stories. They're harrowing - and humiliating for us.
Column by Erin Reel June 10, 2013
Ten questions emerging writers frequently ask but shouldn't. Important questions writers aren't asking but should.
Column by Brandon Tietz
The first draft of the novel is now complete. So what's next?
Column by Bree Ogden April 29, 2013
Navigating the rough terrain of today’s publishing industry shouldn’t be a solo event. This week in Ask the Agent I’ll explore & dissect a few of the industry’s mysteries, straight from the shoulder.
Column by Robbie Blair April 3, 2013
Struggling to make effective cuts? This article walks you through four strategies for trimming, tightening, and focusing your work.
Column by Richard Thomas October 4, 2012
Richard dissects another of his short stories, this time, the contest winning, "Maker of Flight."
Column by Rob Hart
The proofreading phase is when a book gets pretty--but the content edit is when you really bring the story home. Here's how to do it right.
Column by Jon Gingerich September 26, 2012
Let's face it: the first draft of anything is going to be awful. That's okay. In fact, here's why it's encouraged.
Column by Richard Thomas August 29, 2012
It's been said that the difference between a good writer and a great writer is editing. So let's hop to it.
Column by Dave Reuss July 31, 2012
Give your baby the best possible chance out there in the world of publishing: here's an inside look at formatting issues that drive editors crazy.
Column by Richard Thomas May 2, 2012
Richard Thomas dissects one of his short stories, the Pushcart Prize nominated "Twenty Reasons to Stay and One to Leave."
Column by Rob Hart March 1, 2012
In this installment, I discuss why I haven't been able to meet the self-imposed deadline I set for myself last month!