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June 27, 2018
Swoon Author Vicky Skinner's Editing Update: Turns Out Editing Is the Actual Best
Some authors hate the editing process, but Vicky Skinner loves it! Find out why.
June 20, 2018
Swoon Author Katy Upperman's Editing Update: Digging Deeper
There were some unique issues to take into consideration while editing Katy Upperman's second novel.
June 13, 2018
Swoon Author Chani Lynn Feener's Editing Update: Ready For It This Time
Going into edits for Between Frost and Fury, I had a much better understanding of what to expect. Which was...
June 6, 2018
Swoon Author Jennifer Honeybourn's Editing Update: A Learning Process
I love a shiny new idea, but first drafts are not super easy for me. This is probably because I...
May 31, 2018
Swoon Author Danielle Banas' Editing Update: An Actual Emotional Rollercoaster
This was my family and friends when I told them I had received my first edit letter: “What?” they said...
May 23, 2018
Swoon Author SM Koz's Editing Update: Embrace the Delete Button
I should start by pointing out that I know I’m an oddball when it comes to editing. I actually...
May 11, 2018
Swoon Author Alex Evansley's Editing Update: Rewriting vs. Revising, and Other Real Talk from the LSTT Editorial Process
There’s nothing quite like the moment you write “The End” on a work in progress. Whether it’s a...
May 8, 2018
Mapping the Jungle: An Editor’s Pitch for Outlines
I thought I’d drop by today and chat a bit about my love for outlines, and why I think...
May 2, 2018
Swoon Author Jen Wilde's Editing Update: The Joy of Editing
I have a lot of old stuff sitting in my garage. I know that seems like a strange way to...
April 11, 2018
Swoon Author Shani Petroff's Editing Update: Setting the Tone
When I wrote Romeo & What’s Her Name I included a lot of physical comedy. The main character Emily...
April 5, 2018
Swoon Author Karole Cozzo's Editing Update: A Few Points to Consider
Hey gang! I’m happy to be checking in with the Swoon Reads community today and giving you some updates...
March 21, 2018
Swoon Author Sandy Hall's Editing Update: A Draft to Remember
We, as in authors, talk a lot about planning, writing, revising, and editing. Which makes sense; we devote our lives...
March 14, 2018
Swoon Author Cindy Anstey's Editing Update: Oops, I Did It Again
Hello Swoon Readers, This is the Cindy Anstey edition of "Oops, I did it again." Suitors and Sabotage is my...
March 7, 2018
Swoon Author Alyssa Brandon's Editing Update: Different in a Good Way
For me, editing was the most time consuming bit of writing Bound to You. Finishing the first draft was easy...
February 8, 2018
Swoon Author Kristen Orlando: Writing Is Hard, But Editing Is Harder
Resilience. Some people are just born with that bounce-back-from-anything-all-is-good-with-the-world-no-big-deal attitude. But some of us (*cough* me) are forced to push...
February 7, 2018
Swoon Author L.E. DeLano's Editing Update: Write the Things That Scare You
Dreamer is finally out in ARC form, the final bit of polish is being put on it before publication, and...
January 9, 2018
The First Three Things Editors Notice
Grab an editor’s attention by incorporating these elements into your manuscript.
January 3, 2018
Swoon Authors Tarun Shanker's and Kelly Zekas' Editing Update: Questions We Asked Ourselves While Editing the Finale of a Trilogy
Hello Swooners, When we first envisioned These Vicious Masks as a trilogy, we didn’t give it too much thought...
December 13, 2017
Swoon Author Claire Kann's Editing Update: Let's Talk About... Revisions*
*Yes, I am totally going to get as much mileage out of my title as humanly possible. But more than...
November 8, 2017
Swoon Author Kristen Orlando's Editing Update: The Darling-Killing Is Worth It
When I was editing the first book in the Black Angel Chronicles series, I was prepared to “kill my darlings...
October 4, 2017
Swoon Author Shani Petroff's Editing Update: Different Books, Different Habits
Some people are plotters (where they use meticulous outlines) others are pantsers (where they write as they go along). Me...