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How to destroy your writing career

I have a tendency to download free first in series novels written by indie authors. I’ve found some really good authors that way, but I’ve also made a disturbing discovery. There are a lot of new authors who feel their first draft is good enough for publishing. When I (and I’m sure many other readers) come across books like this, I don’t read beyond the first chapter, if I even make it that far.

I’m sure nothing I say will ever change the minds of people who don’t believe editing can improve their work. But I also know there are a lot of new authors who just can’t afford an editor. I was in that same position, and I know how difficult it can be. So here are some ideas to get around having an editor until you can afford one….

Read the rest of Renee Scattergood’s article and much more in this week’s Fantasy Fix.
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If you’ve missed previous editions, it’s not too late! Follow these links to find the most recent ones:

It’s Alive!! (And I don’t mean Frankenstein)
My article on how characters even surprise their writers, and a behind the scenes glimpse at who my character Einar might have been…had he not a mind of his own.

The Secret to Success!
Joshua Robertson’s advice on how to be a successful author.

Winter is Here…Beware Winter!
Renee Scattergood shares news about upcoming episodes of her Shadow Stalker series.

Top 10 Signs You’ve Lost Your Mind!
Including my top 10 signs that you’re either losing your mind, or maybe you’re just WAY too close to your fantasy WIP!

Enough is Enough
Featuring Joshua Robertson’s article about the editing process, and when to realize it’s time to stop.

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