I’ve Written a Book. What Now?
Are you a writer? Do you have a book ready to go? Want some great advice? Author Mary DeMuth has some. Start with a good editor.
“All writers need an editor,” she says. “ALL. I would not be where I am today without tremendous editors who helped me see things I could never see. We’re all so close to our writing that we need another set of eyes. Of course you could ask a friend or a spouse to read your work, but that second set of eyes actually needs some expertise. Plus, friends and family love to tell you how awesome you are, and that is not helpful when you’re trying to refine a piece. Even now, before I send off a book to my publisher, I have two editor friends look it over before it heads to more editing.”
She’s put together an awesome list that I’m honored to be on–Great Editors: A List.
For more helping launching your book, check out her new site Book Launch Mentor, where she offers writing intensives and helpful blog posts.
*Mary DeMuth is a former church planter in France and the author of more than thirty books. A sought-after international speaker, she has overcome (through Jesus’s healing) a difficult past to become an authentic example of what it means to live a brand new story. She lives in Texas with her family.