All published authors get negative reviews. Even if you’re unpublished, you’ve probably been exposed to critical feedback in some way: notes from beta readers, rejections from agents or publishers, suggestions from freelance editors. There’s a lot of discussion around whether authors should respond to negative reviews, and whether they should be given more leeway toRead More
How to silence your inner editor when drafting
We all have an inner editor – that little voice that criticises everything we write when we’re trying to put words down on the page. Telling us that’s not a good enough word or this whole chapter is garbage or I’m not writing this character well enough. Maybe your inner editor reminds you of allRead More
What are comp titles and how do I use them?
Comp titles, or comparison titles, are essentially similar books to your own that would sit alongside it in the market. They could be similar in terms of content, theme, or tone. Comp titles can be used: In your query letter, when you’re looking for an agent (so they know where your book will sit inRead More