@smoulderingsea: If you can score a publishing internship, do it. A writer who knows the business from inside is stronger for it. #editortips
@smoulderingsea: The term is "nit pick/nitpick," not "knit pick." You're picking at minor things--nits--not unraveling a sweater. #editortips
@smoulderingsea: If you want fair, respectful treatment from pub industry professionals, treat them the same. Chocolate works too. Just sayin'. #editortips
@smoulderingsea: For your peace of mind, think twice before giving someone a piece of your mind. (And, you know, use piece/peace correctly.) #editortips
@smoulderingsea: Don't judge an author's personality based on fictional character beliefs. They aren't their characters. Often wholly opposite. #editortips
@smoulderingsea: Don't confuse noun, verb, and adjective forms of a word. "needs to be strength" is not the same as "needs to be strong. #editortips
@smoulderingsea: If you have an awesome ending but methodical buildup with no tension, it can feel like two books slapped together at random. #editortips
@smoulderingsea: Look at bad reviews this way: you still managed to evoke strong enough emotions to get a response. Now ignore it. #editortips
@smoulderingsea: Twitter is for more than posting WIP excerpts and waiting for praise. Your connections are relationships. Not ego fodder. #editortips
@smoulderingsea: When the publishing world erupts into needless drama, you have a very simple option: don't get involved, and just keep writing. #editortips
@smoulderingsea: Because seriously--will taking sides in the latest kerfluffle get your book written any faster? #editortips
@smoulderingsea: Never forget that your books don't just observe culture. They *are* culture. Your words can shape our world. #editortips
#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 unraveling your sweater. Wait, what?
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