self-editing for fiction writers

How to Save Money on Editing Your Book

By Marcy Kennedy (@MarcyKennedy)

Self-publishing your work means all the profits are yours, but it also means all the costs are yours. The two universally accepted areas where you shouldn’t skimp on quality are your cover and editing.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t keep your costs to a minimum when it comes to editing without sacrificing quality. Today, in my guest post at Janice Hardy’s Fiction University, I’m going give you tips that can help you save money no matter what level or levels of editing you need.

Click here to read the rest of How to Save Money on Editing Your Book.

Interested in more ways to improve your writing? Grammar for Fiction Writers, is now available from Amazon, Kobo, or Smashwords. (You might also be interested in checking out Mastering Showing and Telling in Your Fiction.)

Both books are available in print and ebook forms.

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Putting Your Inner Editor to Work – Self-Editing for Fiction Writers

Self-Editing for Fiction WritersBy Marcy Kennedy (@MarcyKennedy)

My genre series will continue next week, but this week I wanted to quickly let you know about a webinar I’m running on Saturday, April 12th, called Putting Your Inner Editor to Work – Self-Editing for Fiction Writers.

When we’re writing our first draft, we look for techniques to silence our inner editor so our creativity is free to play. Once that first draft is done, though, we need to turn our inner editor from our enemy into our ally so that we can decide if our story is worth saving and polish it into a ready-for-publication book.

During this live webinar, you’ll learn how to train your inner editor to decide if your big picture concept is strong enough, identify and fix weaknesses in the structure of your plot, and troubleshoot (or add!) your main character’s arc. We’ll also look at the single biggest secret to a captivating setting, and you’ll walk away with practical quick fixes and a checklist for each scene.

This WANA webinar takes place in an online “classroom” where you’ll be able to listen to the lecture live, watch a PowerPoint presentation, and ask me questions. In other words, it’s audio, visual, and interactive. This webinar will be recorded, and all registrants will receive a link to the recording in case they couldn’t attend live or want to listen again. You’ll also receive a PDF of the slides I used during the session.

If you’d like to attend, I’m offering a special discount code to my blog readers and newsletter subscribers. Enter the code Marcy20 when you register for 20% off.

Click here to register or to find out more!

I hope you’ll check out the books in my Busy Writer’s Guides series, including How to Write Dialogue and my brand new Mastering Showing and Telling in Your Fiction.

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