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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Ex Libris Editing’s First Annual Short Story Contest Is Coming Soon!
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NaNoWriMo Deal: $11 Off for Each 11,000 Words!
Hi friends, As the end of another NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) rapidly approaches and you’re sprinting for that 50,000-word finish line (go you!), we’d like to start the conversation on where that shiny, brand-spanking-new novelbaby of yours is headed … Continue reading
Thank you for applying!
Hello everyone, Quick announcement: thank you to everyone who expressed interest in our subcontractor opportunity. We’ve made our decisions, and we’ll be sending out emails shortly. Thanks again! —Sarah & Sylvia
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Freelance editors: Are you looking for projects to fill in the gaps? If so, we might be looking for you.
Hello there, friends! As many of you know, Sarah and Sylvia have been running Ex Libris together since early 2012 and freelanced separately before then. With a lot of hard work, support, and some good old-fashioned luck, we’ve grown our … Continue reading
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Better Late Than Never: Emerald City Comic Con 2014!
Here’s a little fact that will surprise no one who’s ever spent more than five minutes with me: I’m a geek. A rather huge one. I’ve been head over heels for all things science fiction/fantasy since I was a little … Continue reading
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NaNoWriMo’s Over: Now What?
Hi friends, First, we wanted to give a massively impressed shout-out to all of you who started, worked on, and/or finished a project during NaNoWriMo! We both believe that NaNo’s not just for hitting that elusive, sparkly 50k and beyond; … Continue reading
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Better late than never: we went to Wordstock!
Hi there, friends. We know, we know. A blog update? From Sarah and Sylvia? It’s true! We are indeed alive, and have so much to tell you. Namely that we’ve been too busy running around doing fun stuff like riding … Continue reading
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Viva Scriva guest post: Are we there yet? How to know when your manuscript’s ready to submit, to whom, and why!
Hello friends, This last week, we had the pleasure of writing a guest post on the Viva Scriva blog. Viva Scriva is a Portland, Oregon-based critique group whose members are “…writers of picture books, middle grade, YA, textbooks, graphic novels, … Continue reading
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Author Philip Pullman calls time on the present tense, the first person
“If every sound you emit is a scream, a scream has no expressive value. What I dislike about the present-tense narrative is its limited range of expressiveness.” So said His Dark Materials author Philip Pullman in a 2010 Guardian article … Continue reading
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