12 steps to writing the perfect query letter, which is your first opportunity to wow a literary agent with your book idea. A lot has to go into one little letter, so it’s vital to get it right!
Writing is a craft and a discipline, and if you want to be a successful writer you’ll need to develop certain essential skills. Here are ten habits that will see you through any kind of writing that you do—books, magazine or newspaper articles, website content; you name it.
Many people confuse the copy editor and proofreader, but they have different and distinct duties. A look at the two, what they do for your manuscript, and why and when you should use them.
Each of these experts can help you create your book. But they have different roles and tools, and may or may not be appropriate for you and your manuscript at certain points. Here’s a look at these professionals and how they can help you.