Alice Osborn

Write from the Inside Out

Ten Reasons You Should You Hire an Editor

Posted by on Jul 7, 2010

If you’re serious about publication, you’ll need to hire an editor before you send your manuscript off to agents. I’m directing this post mainly to fiction writers who want to be traditionally published, but this information also applies to nonfiction or who are considering the self-published route. You’ll get the best bang for your editing buck if you give your editor a manuscript that’s...

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How to Meet Agents At A Writers’ Conference

Posted by on May 16, 2010

How to Meet Agents At A Writers’ Conference

You need to have a strategy. If you have a manuscript that is agent-ready, meaning that is has been revised at least 15 times and you’ve gone over it with a fine-toothed comb, you are ready to travel outside of your state and comfort zone to meet an agent in your genre at a writing conference. However, you should note that you probably won’t land your agent at a conference—most writers still...

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