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Loglines – Essential if Querying or Self-Publishingby Laura Drake

A logline is important – for a query, of course, but it’s a wonderful start to a back cover blurb, if you’re self-publishing as well. It’s also a quick way to explain when someone asks what your book is about. But I like it for another reason. It helps me get into a marketing frame …
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The Most Important Edit No One Talks About By Laura Drake

Everyone knows what I call the 10,000 foot edit – it’s the content/developmental edit – it’s looking at your story from a plane, to spot the plot mountains and canyons that need to be fixed. Genre no-no’s? Unsatisfying ending? That night with the weasel scene? Everyone knows about ground level edits – copy/line/stylistic edits that …