Professional Editor Critiques 225 Unpublished Novel Openings

Another Novel Boot Camp comes to a close! Thanks so much for everyone who participated, donated, shared my videos, and left comments of support and enthusiasm. I hope you feel like you walked away a stronger writer.

I did my best to get through as many novel openings as possible (with my sanity still intact). If your novel opening didn’t receive a critique, I’m sincerely sorry. I will do my best to post another set of critiques in the near future.  Continue reading

How to Write a Query (with examples of real successful query letters)

Query letters can be daunting! Today I’m going to break the query down into three sections to create an easy template/format you can use to write your own query. I’m also going to demonstrate how this template plays out in successful query letters.

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How to Write Chapter Openings

Strong chapter openings can make it harder to put the book down. In this video, I go over chapter openings from published novels and different techniques you can use to open your chapters.

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How to Write Chapter Endings

There are many different ways you can end the chapters in your novel. In this video I go over several techniques that help to pull the reader through the story.

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