Last week I felt rather dismayed to read about a writer on Twitter who felt they needed to defend their position as being a real author. They are an independently-published (indie) author, and I can't believe there's still this ongoing debate as to whether indie authors are as "valid" as traditionally-published (trad) authors. Actually, I wasn't… Continue reading Indie Authors Are Real Authors
I received some interesting advice from a professional last year: You're always working on someone else's book. What about making time for your own? Being an author in my own right, I felt that was a fair question. I'd begun a prequel to my first book (Life in the ’Cosm) called The Stealth Lovers, and as this… Continue reading Back from my spring hiatus. Guess what I did?
We’re so excited for author Jamieson Wolf! This month his second novel in the Lemonade series, called Life and Lemonade, will be official launched! Dynamic Canvas Inc.’s Cait Gordon is one of the contributing editors of the book. As always, we love working with Jamieson. He’s a dream client. We wish him the best of success and… Continue reading Life and Lemonade by Jamieson Wolf
I am so happy to be working with yet another amazing Canadian writer. Dianna Gunn recently asked me to be an editor of the first book of her two-novel fantasy series called The Moonshadow Rising Duology. I'll give Moonshadow’s Guardian a stylistic edit, then proofread it before it’s off to the printer. Spoiler alert: This book is awesome! Please… Continue reading New Author Client: Dianna Gunn
My fellow authors, I love editing your manuscripts. I truly do. I can't even believe it's my job! I'd ask someone to pinch me, but I bruise easily. As much as I enjoy being an editor, what slows down my process is a manuscript that has not been properly prepared as a submittable draft. It's… Continue reading Seven Tips for Preparing a Happy, Shiny Manuscript