A Book What?

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Tell people you’re a book coach and you’ll get some questions: What is that, exactly? And what’s the difference between book coaching and editing? I get these questions a lot—at least I did, when I was allowed to leave the house—so I thought I’d speak to them here.  Editing is that old-school thing wherein someone reads your manuscript and provides … Read More

Decolonizing the Imagination: Some Thoughts on Critique and Feedback

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Good editorial feedback can make a huge difference in a writer’s life. Bad editorial feedback can make a huge difference too, and not in a good way. A post I wrote for JaneFriedman.com, “How to Spot Toxic Feedback,” has generated a lively conversation–so many people have had to muddle their way through inept, misguided, and sometimes even nastily personal feedback … Read More