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The important thing for a writer is to know what you’re doing with your language and why. —Ursula Le Guin

Unpacking that why often means appealing to deeper principles, leaving writing as such beholden to some higher cause. Thus, for example, she asserts that it is “a writer’s moral duty … to use language thoughtfully and well.” She’s not speaking here of mere correctness, but of clarity, of the work we put in to ensuring others will know what we mean. And she makes one point clear enough: You don’t need to agree with the exact reasons she offers, she just wants to ensure that you have some of your own.
Hire a Hugo & Nebula-nominated writer to give you feedback on your novel manuscript
I’ve reopened my freelance novel critique service!

I have room for 3-4 clients this fall. Here’s how it works.

You send me your COMPLETED fantasy/science fiction novel manuscript. I’ll read it, mark it up, and write a brief edit letter, helping you to think about what’s working and what’s not. While I’ll inevitably discuss your prose/style, this not a copyedit, but a broader consideration of the story you’re trying to tell — and advice on how to tell it more powerfully. I’ll return your manuscript within six weeks with comments aplenty in the margins, and a detailed edit letter addressing issues of plot, character, style, and setting.

Why hire me?

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Amazon to pay self-published authors based on pages read

"It could soon pay more to write lengthier books, if you are an author self-publishing on Amazon’s Kindle ebook platform.

Starting next month, the e-commerce giant will pay independent authors based on the number of pages read, rather than the number of times their book has been borrowed.

The move is aimed at authors enrolled in Kindle Direct Publishing platform – which lets authors set list prices, decide rights and edit the book at any time – and is applicable to ebooks made available via the Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners' Lending Library programs."

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"The problem is too many white writers seem to want facts, figures, quotas, and step-by-step instructions on how to avoid being called racist, rather than, you know, just writing realistic and complex characters of color"
Calling something exotic emphasizes its distance from the reader. We don’t refer to things as exotic if we think of them as ordinary. We call something exotic if it’s so different that we see no way to emulate it or understand how it came to be. We call someone exotic if we aren’t especially interested in viewing them as people — just as objects representing their culture.

—Fantasy author N. K. Jemisin on The Unexotic Exotic


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SRSmith Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015   Writer
Thanks for the :+fav: on 'Water Work', I'm glad you enjoyed it!
comatose-comet Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
thanks for the fave :rose:
SRSmith Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015   Writer
Thanks for the :+fav: on 'Infectious'!
ARstories Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015   Writer
Thanks for the constructive comment on my story Madison Springs. Much appreciated! :boogie:
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