Katie Spain joins us as our Writer in Residence and we took her aside to have a quick – but meaningful – Q&A with her. Katie will be hosting The Art of Feature Writing workshop in June. If you were a supermarket item, what would you be and why? Froot Loops. The name says it […]
Five Questions an Editor Will Ask of Your Novel
By Kevin O’Brien Why not join us for the Fiction Feedback focus group? I should start this blog post by saying that good editors will ask you more than five questions about your novel, but I’ve chosen the following issues in particular as they can be the hardest to fix if left until the end […]
What is Editing Really About?
By Katy McDevitt NB: SAWC is holding an Editing Bootcamp. Register early to avoid disappointment. Here’s a proposition for you: editors are the most misunderstood of any publishing professional. Let’s test it out. What do you think of when I ask you to imagine an editor? Perhaps a dainty woman in spectacles, wielding a red […]
What Editors Do
This is a snippet from a brief talk I’ll be giving at the SA Writers Centre this Thursday on the subject of what editors do. Whenever I tell people I’m a book editor, and the conversation doesn’t swiftly move on, their first question is usually, ‘So what do editors do?’ Their tone is that of […]