McCorkle_Editor

Editor

City Owl Press

AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com

McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips

If you have ever wondered if publishers check your social media, the answer is yes, we definitely do. Authors are public figures in today's world. The way you engage is important. #pubtip #querytip

McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips

Sad as sending out passes is (because I've been on the other side of that fence), it makes it that much sweeter when I get to send out an offer. #publishing #pubtip

McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips

More often than not I have to send out passes (I prefer that word to rejection, because I like to think I'm passing the novel on the editor who is right for it), because I have only so many openings. #publishing #pubtip

McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips

Can you make a living as an author? Yes. But you must treat it like a career and you must continue to put books out on a regular basis and do a lot of self promotion on top of what your publisher does. #pubtip

McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips

Writers: It is never too early to start building your platform. More important than that, though, connect with other writers, support one another, cheer each other on. The community you build today will lift you up tomorrow. #pubtip #amwriting

McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips

I hate rejecting manuscripts, especially those that are really good, but not right for me. I know how hard writers work on them and it makes me sad to have to pass. But, you must have the right person for you and your work. #pubtip #writetip

McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips

To follow that: Takedown Piracy is a great website you can report pirated books too, and they help shut the pirating sites down. takedownpiracy.com/tips/ #pubtip #bookpiracy

McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips

Authors (even traditionally pubbed ones): Set up a Google Alert for the title of your books. That way you discover when they've been pirated and can report the website. #writetip #pubtip #bookpiracy

McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips
McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips

World's biggest roller coaster: Writing a novel and getting it out into the world. #WriteTip #PubTip

McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips
McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips

Rejection Reason #4: It's a genre I don't acquire. Though I post my #MSWL everywhere, you'd be surprised how often I get this. #WritersRoad #Writetip #Pubtip

McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips

Rejection Reason #3: The story starts somewhere uninteresting or clique (though clique can sometimes~rarely~work if done right). #writersroad #writetip #pubtip

McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips

Rejection Reason #2: Excessive use of passive writing (was, were, had, etc.). It takes the reader out of the immediate action. #WritersRoad #Writetip #Pubtip

McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips

Rejection Reason #1: Poor #writing: bad grammar, bad sentence structure, bad flow. #WritersRoad #Writetip #Pubtip