@smoulderingsea: If an agent or editor gives feedback with rejection, don't *condescend* to acknowledge their points. Thank them. Walk on. #editortips
@smoulderingsea: Fast drafting is great, but don't think because you're good at it, you can submit the finished result without self-editing. #editortips
@smoulderingsea: Don't base choices in agents, editors, or publishers on Twitter. That's only a glimpse. It may factor, but it's not everything. #editortips
@smoulderingsea: Watching TV rarely counts as valid story research or verifiable fact-checking. #exceptMythbusters #canIhaveapetGrant #editortips
@smoulderingsea: Evoking emotion through music is part of being human. But having characters emo over song lyrics for a chapter? No. #editortips #thishappens
@smoulderingsea: If you lose the reader at the beginning, you won't get them back. Broken trust in the reader contract can't be regained. #editortips
@smoulderingsea: While it's good to submit widely, submitting to people who don't work with what you write is an auto-reject, not a ballsy move. #editortips**
@smoulderingsea: Agents who reject as not right for them aren't missing a chance. It takes the right combination of author and agent for success. #editortips
@smoulderingsea: To clarify: the agent who loves your book can take it much further than one who just acquires for commercial potential. #editortips
@smoulderingsea: Some writers only have one good book in them. Don't want to be one of them? Study your craft. Learn, and build from there. #editortips
@smoulderingsea: Write stories you care about. Write people you connect to. Someone will make that same connection and give you a chance. #editortips
**Unless you just so happen to be @INDIEAUTHORHULK. Because everything @INDIEAUTHORHULK does is ballsy.
#editortips is a daily rash of tweets from an only partially crazy editor, chock full of random chocolatey morsels about writing, editing, and querying vaguely disguised as helpful pointers and/or really bad humor. I tweet as @smoulderingsea, and try to post with some consistency every weekday at 6PM CST. Weekends optional, depending on if I’m spending yet another Saturday night editing because my social life consists of Netflix and threatening my husband with death if he doesn't stop saying "bazinga."
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