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Don't be afraid of the story you want to tell. Don't restrict it because of peer pressure or society. Be bold. Write bravely. #editortips
If your query is 99% excuses for problems in the story, I'll delete it so fast the electrons will get friction burns. #editortips
Treat querying like dating. Lay out just enough for vitals; don't flop your jank on the table until you know they're interested. #editortips
Your hook should tell us that something is happening that changes the character's world and will affect the rest of the story. #editortips
Look at a hook as a conversation-starter. You're opening a dialogue with the reader, and you want them to stick around to chat. #editortips
You hear about gifted writers; what they're often gifted with is more discipline than most. Learn that, and you're on your way. #editortips
Don't be afraid to write about things that hurt you, either. If you can't let it go, give it to the pages and your characters. #editortips
No one will ever love your story just the way you do--so don't let yourself hate it. If you give up on it, it'll be lost. #editortips
Sarcasm should come across clearly in dialogue and narrative. If you have to tell us it's sarcastic, it failed. #editortips #notsarcastic
Don't try to edit your entire story in one pass. Trickle down, starting with large issues first, then working your way down. #editortips
Love your story enough to finish it. Then hate it enough to perfect it. Then love it enough to persevere, even if you fail. #editortips
Waking up from a dream is not a hook. It's passed beyond that and into cliche, overdone, please-god-stop-doing-this. #editortips
Ed. Director @EntangledPub F&EA. Author (FROM THE ASHES, 2012). @BreeOgden's intern. Cynic. Geek. Gay. Silly misanthrope. Insomniac. Knows he looks like a girl.