A Writer's Roadmap
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In every writer's life
Mistakes Have Been Made
Who cares? Our mistakes don’t define us. How we go forward does.
Hi, I’m Pat Dobie, an editor, book doctor, and coach working with writers all over the world who’ve gone on to get agents, achieve traditional publication, self-publish successfully, and win awards.
Put another way, I help writers stop shooting themselves in the foot, harness their energy, & write a book that people want to buy.
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John Cleese, who writes, acts and does comedy, says that creativity is not an ability or a talent. It is unrelated to IQ. It is simply an ability to play. It all starts with spending time in what he calls ‘open’ mode, where you enjoy curiosity for its own sake. It’s humor-inclined and playful, with …
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Writing it is Step 2!
"This manuscript needs my socket wrench!"
A Writer's Roadmap Course
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Fiction's Big-Picture Fundamentals:
Create Stories that Work
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Fiction Editing Demystified!
Fiction Editing: A Writer’s Roadmap is a fundamental guide for fiction writers at any stage, from first-time novelists to veterans in the art and craft of writing. Whether you’re seeking an agent / publisher or planning to launch your book yourself, it will give you essential tips for understanding if and when to hire an editor, what to expect, and how to get the most bang for your buck.
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