Saturday, November 29, 2008

Advice From Editors: Conflicted?

Just wanted to let people know that my new post is up over at the editor co-op blog, The Blood-Red Pencil. Conflicting Advice: Emerging Authors Want To Know! is about what to do when an editor's advice conflicts with your own ideas about how a story should go, or what to do when different editors disagree about a story's construction.

And don't forget to check out Mayra Calvani's interview from yesterday. A great travel story, suggestions for writing book reviews, and advice on how to juggle several genres all rolled into one!


Jean Henry Mead said...


I tried to leave a comment at TBRP, but my new Vista software is acting up, so I'll tell you here that it depends on how much you want to be published by a certain publisher. After publishing 11 books, I'm more resistent to editorial changes, but if my editor can convince me why the change should be made, I usually go along with it. Fledgling writers have to swallow their pride and go along with editorial demands or simply pull their manuscripts. I've done that a time or two, but you can kiss that publisher goodbye. :)

Anonymous said...

Hm - how'd I miss THAT post? I'll go read it. It's a topic I have a lot of interest in, having "been there."