Julia offers consulting and workshops for writers. Sometimes she also gives writing advice, mainly on her Tumblr blog.
Make writing your business: Become an authorpreneur
If you want to have a sustainable career as a writer, you also need to be an authorpreneur. You have to know the industry and run your own business like any other entrepreneur. Especially for people who are new to the industry and people who have never run a business before, this can be a daunting experience. But don’t worry, I’m here to help!
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Blog about advice on authorpreneruship and my own experiences
Tumblr blog about advice on writing, editing and publishing
In this stage you sure the grammar, punctuation and syntax is correct. Since you are not an official copyeditor (and even if you are, you should have another professional editor look over your manuscript), this is probably more like what you would call proofreading. Continue reading
In this second step of self-editing you look at a smaller scale, directly at the language level. The questions below are only a beginning. Depending on your story, there might also be other issues you should pay special attention to. Continue reading
This article breaks down the separate steps in the editing process. They may differ slightly between writers, since different writers have different ways of editing their work. Therefore, I focused rather on what has to be edited than how in the outline below. Continue reading
Recently, I was asked a question many writers encounter on a regular basis: How did you get the idea for your novel? Oftentimes writers don’t know where we get the inspiration from ourselves but here’s what I do know. Continue reading