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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...
March 29, 2018
Swoon Author Alyssa Brandon: The Idea vs. The Process
Whenever I tell people about having written a book and that I’m working on another one, one of the...
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...
January 11, 2018
Swoon Author Claire Kann: You've Heard of Killing Your Darlings... Now It's Time to Build a Body
In my last post, I hinted that writing is a choice for me. Storytelling is my passion and writing is...
November 6, 2017
Cover Creation: Behind the Scenes of TO BE HONEST
Designing book covers is a lot of work, but it's a pretty great job. Every book is a little...
August 17, 2017
Swoon Author Tiffany Pitcock: The Writing Process and Hands-On Editing
As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’ve never been a big fan of editing. One reason is that...
August 10, 2017
Cover Creation: The Many Parts of JUST FRIENDS
I use a lot of stock art for my covers. Photo shoots are great, illustrators are lovely... stock photography is...
June 22, 2017
Swoon Author Jennifer Honeybourn's Editing Update: It Takes a Village
Thank God for editors. This is my first time through the publishing process, so every step of this journey is...
June 14, 2017
Swoon Author Chani Lynn Feener's Editing Update: Blood, Sweat, and Tears
I love working on a new project, just sitting down, putting my fingers to the keys, and letting whatever happens...
May 30, 2017
Pulling Back the Curtains: What Is Managing Editorial?
When I tell people I work in publishing, they immediately assume I’m an editor. Um, sort of, I’ll...
May 29, 2017
Let's Talk About the LET'S TALK ABOUT LOVE Cover
The final cover for Let's Talk About Love is here! It's changed a bit since you saw it...
May 12, 2017
Swoon Author Kate Evangelista: From Pen to Paper
If you’re anything like me, you need variety and consistency at the same time. I know. It seems like...
February 8, 2017
Editors are Like Snowflakes – Each One is Unique
Fact: Editors do not come from an editor factory. Fact: We don’t even all graduate from the same program...
December 16, 2016
Swoon Authors Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas' Editing Update: A Day in the Life
*Cautiously creeping into the light, waving a little* Oh, uh, hello everyone! We… we missed you! In fact, we missed...
December 9, 2016
Swoon Author Hanna Nowinski's Editing Update: Writing – Not Really a Solitary Activity
Everyone tells you that a first draft has to do nothing but exist. That's certainly true, but what comes...
December 7, 2016
Swoon Author Jen Wilde's Editing Update: Sit. Your. Butt. Down. – How I Make It Through Edits
Nothing gets my heart pumping in fear like the moment a fresh edit letter arrives in my inbox. Powered by...
October 14, 2016
Swoon Author Kiara London: Things Nobody Tells You About Editing
Confession time: I didn't think writers had 100% responsibility for editing their books. I was truly a romantic. Common...