September 19, 2012 | WIP Wednesday
The best tool for improving writing I’ve found is a great editor. Every editing pass teaches me something new. And once in a while the tactful editor shines a bright beam of light on a previously murky area.
Talented editors are part of the package that comes when contracted by wonderful publishers. Prior to that, kindly acquiring editors may mention what they liked or what didn’t quite work in rejection letters.
Anything other than a form rejection is priceless encouragement. Set the editor’s response aside until the fog of disappointment lifts and then mine every scrap of advice given. In the meantime, I encourage any aspiring romance writer to check out agent and editor blogs. They’re full of great tips. Redlines and Deadlines is a good place to start.