Words to live (and write, and edit) by:
"An author merely begins a book. A reader finishes it."
"Don’t tell me that the moon is shining; Show me the glint of light on broken glass."
-attributed to Anton Checkhov
“I have been correcting the proofs of my poems. In the morning, after hard work, I took a comma out of one sentence…. In the afternoon I put it back again.”
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Have You Heard the Good Word(stock)?
Posted on November 17, 2017 by Ex Libris Editing
The festival has changed over the years, but at its heart, there remains an honest love of books and the promotion of the connections that everyone—authors, readers, and publishers alike—get to make over them. Continue reading →
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An Editor’s Tips for a Successful NaNoWriMo
Posted on November 3, 2017 by Ex Libris Editing
It’s finally that time of year again. The leaves are falling, the sun is setting earlier, and people around the country are hunkering down in front of their computers in an effort to write 50,000 words in one month. That’s right—it’s National Novel Writing Month. Continue reading →
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged advice, author tips, authors, creative writing, nanowrimo, national novel writing month, writers, writing, writing advice | Leave a comment
Making the Most of Your Social Media (as an Author)
Posted on October 20, 2017 by Ex Libris Editing
A good social media presence takes time to build—especially a cohesive, engaging one. But if you follow these steps and make an effort to post at least once every other day, then you’ll be well on your way to building a strong audience, one that will gladly support you when the time comes. Continue reading →
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged advice, author tips, authors, Facebook, freelance, freelancer, personal branding, social media, social media presence, Twitter | Leave a comment
The Rules for the Short Story Contest Have Been Posted!
Posted on April 13, 2015 by Ex Libris Editing
Calling all sci-fi, fantasy, steampunk, and paranormal romance short stories! As promised, the rules for Ex Libris Editing’s First Annual Sci-Fi and Fantasy Short Story Contest have been posted and can be found on the Short Story Contest page. Please check there … Continue reading →
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AWP 2014 and The Author-Editor Relationship
Posted on March 12, 2014 by Ex Libris Editing
Although Sarah and Sylvia sadly weren’t able to make it up to Seattle for AWP this year, our intern, Melanie Figueroa, did. Here’s a short recap of the three days she spent at the writer’s conference: AWP is an overwhelming … Continue reading →
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