It may not seem intuitive, but your flap copy is indispensable from day one of book creation. Here are five reasons why, and three steps to help you get started. … Continue readingWhy You Should Write Your Flap Copy Before Your Book—And How to Do It
Let’s talk about starting your novel. Where to start? I’ve got years of experience as a writer, editor, and publisher backing me up when I say: I can help. I’m leading an organizational workshop just for folks like you! … Continue readingLet’s Organize Your Novel—Together!
We’ll need your inspiration, unique insights, talents, and hard work. We’ll combine it with my experience, skills, and training. And we’ll make. Your. Book. Happen! … Continue readingIntroducing Lynsey G: Writing Coach!
While I may have been fully capable of crossing twenty things off my daily to-do list in late March, that kind of energy is just not sustainable. Use your spring fever energy to set realistic goals for yourself, and then enjoy meeting them for the rest of the spring! … Continue readingKeep Calm and Set Goals: or, Writing with Spring Fever
In school, chances are that you learned that an important part of the writing process is “proofreading.” Which meant checking over your final draft for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors before you turned it in. Now that we’re all grown up… What the heck is the deal with this “copyediting” step? And is it different from proofreading? … Continue readingCopyediting vs Proofreading: Not the Same Thing
Outlines aren’t the rigid taskmasters they can sometimes feel like. In fact, the reason outlines are shaped the way they are is that they’re meant to be flexible. Here are some thoughts, tips, tricks, and resources to get you started! … Continue readingAn Outline About Outlining. Meta!
You’ve heard of about a zillion different types of editing, but you’ve got a limited budget, and you’re SO ready to get this book out into the world… How much editing do you really need to prepare your book for publication? … Continue readingHow many stages of editing does your book really need?