Your Manuscript’s Dress Rehearsal: Making That Final Read-Through

The editing is done. Your critique partners have done their work, and you’ve torn things down and rebuilt them and finished all the fine detail work. You’ve buffed every word of your manuscript to a high gloss. You’re ready now. It’s time to send your work, the fruit of your extensive labors, to find its Read more about Your Manuscript’s Dress Rehearsal: Making That Final Read-Through[…]

Ask the Editor – Alicia Dean

The editing process seems mysterious to those who have never been through it. What would a first-time author expect if you were editing his/her manuscript? I offer suggestions on how to improve a manuscript overall, things like weak character motivation, unlikely scenarios, inconsistencies, awkwardly worded sentences, head hopping, areas needing clarification, telling instead of showing, Read more about Ask the Editor – Alicia Dean[…]

Do you have a story to tell?

Call for Submissions / Author Development Program When Edward Allen Publishing was founded a year ago, we purposely chose a business model that called for a paced, purposeful growth. We wanted to make sure that we could fulfill the promises we made to our authors and partners, while bringing compelling, entertaining reads to life. It’s Read more about Do you have a story to tell?[…]

About What Is All This Commotion? The Rule Against Terminal Prepositions

I remember a very old, very played-out joke about today’s subject. The campuses change from region to region, but essentially, it goes like this. A student visiting a college campus stops one of the students to ask for directions. “Excuse me,” says the visitor. “Where’s the library at?” The host student replies, “Here at [insert Read more about About What Is All This Commotion? The Rule Against Terminal Prepositions[…]

Ask the editor….come on, we know you have questions!

If you’re a writer, published or unpublished, we know you probably have questions about the nitty-gritty details of editing a novel. So once a month we’ll be posting your questions with answers from our editing partners. The only rule we have is that your questions be related to writing or editing — that’s it! You Read more about Ask the editor….come on, we know you have questions![…]