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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...
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...
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...
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...
July 14, 2016
Swoon Author Jenn P. Nguyen: To Waste or Not to Waste
A couple of years ago, I went through a health kick phase. I signed up for a gym membership (and...
June 9, 2016
Swoon Author Danika Stone: Finding the Middle Way
Years ago, I had an editor tear a piece of my writing apart and rewrite it (without my okay) before...
May 30, 2016
Editing Prompt: The Clock Is Ticking
Hey there Swooners! We are once more counting down the minutes to our next submission deadline. Many of you have...
January 12, 2016
7 Questions to Ask Yourself as You Revise Your Novel
From pacing to plot, this checklist will help you to identify where your manuscript needs work.
December 3, 2015
Swoon Authors Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas: So Now What?
The dust from the November frenzy has cleared. The shadows covering your writing space have been chased away by the...
October 2, 2015
Swoon Author Kiara London's Editing Update: Worth the Work
So, this is kind of embarrassing to admit. Something I found out after receiving my revision notes for Kiss Cam...
August 11, 2015
Ask an Editor: How Do I Know When My Book is Ready to Be Uploaded to Swoon Reads?
This is a GREAT question, and one that I hope many of you are contemplating. Fortunately, there is a fairly...
July 28, 2015
“Are We Done Yet?”: Pass Pages
So at this point, we’ve looked at the book at least five times (usually more). Everybody, everybody, is ready...
July 9, 2015
Swoon Author Kimberly Karalius: Adventures in Editing
When I first saw Holly’s email containing my edit letter, she warned me not to panic. My internal monologue...
July 7, 2015
“Oops! Missed That!”: Proofreads
Proofreads are fun. Which sounds strange, but the proofreading stage happens on the designed pages. So, this is the first...
June 30, 2015
“Across the Pond”: The Swoon Editorial Process in the U.K.
Now that we’ve talked about the first few stages of the editing process, it’s time to head across...
June 23, 2015
“Someone Else Needs to Look at This”: Copyedits
So we’ve talked about the many times that the manuscript for a Swoon Reads novel goes back and forth...
June 16, 2015
“Little Changes Have BIG Effects”: Line Edits
Last week, we talked about second draft revisions, and hopefully it usually goes first draft, second draft, line edits. But...
June 9, 2015
“Great Job, Let’s Do It Again!”: Second (and Sometimes Third) Draft Revisions
A couple weeks ago, we talked about first draft edit letters, the kinds of things we look for, and how...
May 19, 2015
“Don’t Panic!”: First Draft Revisions
So… now that we’ve talked a little bit about how I put my giant edit letters together, I thought...
January 15, 2015
Swoon Author Jenny Elliott: My Experience With the Swoon Reads Editing Process
I enjoy editing ALMOST as much as writing. No, really. I do. While I love the creative process — creating characters...