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    Otherwise, I’ll put today’s on a page on my site for reference & tweet it when it’s up. Thanks, everyone! Happy Friday! #editingchat
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    . . .but maybe through April. #editingchat
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    Drop me a line if you want to do this again next week. I don’t know if I can keep it up every week indefinitely. . . #editingchat
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    @VictoriaMixon LOL — thanks for the #editingchat
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    You’re welcome. Thanks for being here, guys! #editingchat
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    ‘the bong’ indeed. Sorry about that. I’m going to get some interesting followers for that one. #editingchat
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    techtigger
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    @VictoriaMixon can’t think of anything right now – thanks for hosting the chat! #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    And now it’s noon & my cuckoo clock is about the bong. Any quick last questions? #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    It can be extremely educational to read the crap written by great authors. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    Not all of it. Some authors pub’d crap as well as classic lit, & their crap is now sold by & to those who can’t tell the diff. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    Most of what’s considered ‘classic’ in lit is extremely good. The stuff that wasn’t died w/its authors. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    Literary fiction is really my specialty. I make everyone’s writing as beautiful as possible, genre or no genre. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    I work a lot with ‘edgy’ literary authors as well as classical literary authors. #editingchat
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    Last question from me – is there value in reading classic writers, even their stuff that isn’t so good? #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    Not that anyone writing Westerns much these days. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    But I know a lot about fantasy & sci-fi as well. And Westerns, as it happens. #editingchat
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    I personally love the mystery genre, which uses techniques very similar to thriller & horror. I don’t do much romance. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    The Mystery Writers Club ones? I have a few I’ve picked up in 2nd-hand stores. They’re not very good, unfortunately. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    As far as #genre specialization, editors often let you know on their website particularly if they’re pub’ing writers themselves #editingchat
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    jefro_net
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    Wow – where can we get hold of those story collections? #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    We’ve got about 7 minutes left for questions. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    The quality is uneven from chapter to chapter. To say the least. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    The Mystery Writers Club of the UK in the ’30s wrote story collaborations. Christie, Sayers, etc. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    Anthologies are based on genre readership & collecting multiple authors’ readerships all in one place. It’s good marketing. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    Also, anthologies have always been a feature of the fiction world. That’s a bit diff from story collections by a single author. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    There are exceptions to every rule. But the gatekeepers don’t always allow them to set the standard by which they judge #editingchat Thieves
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    Victoria Mixon
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    So I cover a lot of genres, personally. #editingchat
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    Andi Stenger
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    Writers in need of editing advice. #EditingChat is going on NOW.
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    Some editors do. It depends on the editor. I have #genres I love & those I don’t. But I have very broad tastes & background. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    As large pubs unload their quality specialists & ramp up on sales/marketers they remove that expertise from their qualificatins #editingchat
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    techtigger
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    @VictoriaMixon do editors tend to specialize in particular genres? should a writer look for that? #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    But salespeople/marketers have always relied on someone else to manage quality of product for them. It’s not their job. #editingchat
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    Sorry bout that. It was an interesting short story collaboration, but arranged by a well known F author. Probably an exception. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    Especially in this day of lack of editing, large pubs want someone else to have screened the quality & potential readership. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    Yes, short story collections tend to be largely stories pub’d by lit mags, so large pubs know someone’s already vetted them. #editingchat
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    jefro_net
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    Excellent @VictoriaMixon Don’t worry about jumping on Big Sales Bandwagon. Concentrate on doing whatever you do REALLY WELL. #editingchat
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    I don’t know. I didn’t read Thieves’ World. Sorry! #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    It’s really important to understand this if you expect to be published. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    The sensibilities of the people creating fiction–artists–& of the people selling fiction–pubs–are intrinsically different. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    Don’t worry about jumping on the Big Sales Bandwagon. Just concentrate on doing whatever you do REALLY WELL. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    Then someone will go ahead & do it anyway–do it really well–& all of a sudden it will appear on the menu of What’s Done. #editingchat
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    @VictoriaMixon i love reading themed short story collections – it’s a good way to find new authors to read #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    This is why I tell writers, “Don’t worry too much about the status quo. You will always be told, ‘It isn’t done.’” #editingchat
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    And now they do well. #editingchat
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    C. Andrew Wolfe
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    Pfft. Then what was Theives’ World? #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    So suddenly everyone went, “Hey, we LOVE story collections! We’re all ABOUT story collections!” #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    Then someone took some chances–Melissa Banks’ Girls’ Hunting & Fishing Club, others–& they did well. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    During the ’80s & ’90s. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    You know, for a long time traditional pubs were saying, “We won’t publish story collections. Don’t even ask.” #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    Yes, I need help like anyone else seeing the forest for the trees. As a writer said in a query this week “blinded by the glare” #editingchat
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    jefro_net
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    Do you think readers want short stories, or longer books? Both? Does it depend on the genre? #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    You should see some of the un-edited stuff I’ve sent to mags in my time. #editingchat #verysad
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    jefro_net
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    Experienced writers need mentors too :) #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    So when you bring a short story to an editor (a good one), they shd be mentoring you in your craft. Teaching you to be a writer #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    My clients come out the end of the editing process knowing a TON more about how to write–the techniques & purposes, the life. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    Editing like I do isn’t just about the ms. It’s about mentoring the writer. And all aspiring writers need mentors. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    The truth is wonderful writing needs editing, & who’s authorized to tell a writer readers don’t want the best possible writing? #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    That lasted about a week. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    There was, for a tiny while, a sense of what’s “fair,” as in: the pubs thought it wasn’t “fair” to be edited b/f submitting. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    @techtigger Oh, yes. You can get anything edited you want. I do short stories. They’re fun. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    Out of sheer innocence. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    And may are so inclined. #editingchat
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    techtigger
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    @VictoriaMixon is it all right to get a short story edited for submission to a contest, or should you do it yourself for that? #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    Which means we can put out even worse crap than the traditional pubs do, if we are so inclined. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    The danger, of course, is that. . .they give us the chance to publish ANYTHING we want. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    But now ebooks & self-pub give us the chance to publish what we want. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    For decades, those of us interested in wonderful literature just had to live with it. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    More & more, that’s how the traditional industry is establishing itself system. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    & that large pub has your distribution network in place to shoop those mediocre books/severe crap straight to readers w/$. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    &, as we see every day, you can write a highly-mediocre book–even severe crap–& if you have a huge name, you have a large pub #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    You can write the most gorgeous book ever & self-pub, & it will not sell if no one knows about it. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    But they also take a bigger bite, & nowadays the constraints within which they work mean they rely more & more on big names. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    The financial rewards depend on things largely outside yr control. Large pubs sell more books. LOTS more books. #editingchat
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    jefro_net
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    Assuming a given level of writing quality… i.e. all else being equal #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    All this is changing fast, though. Faster every day. #editingchat
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    I don’t expect to be a bazillionaire from my writing, but is it more lucrative in the long run to go with a big pub? #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    Micro-pubs are in between, distribution-wise. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    Although self-pub gives the greatest freedom of creativity plus greatest financial reward/book, it has the worst distribution. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    The pros of large pubs are at the backend, in distribution. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    But you’re gambling on their distribution network. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    Micro-pubs can alleviate that to some extent, being gatekeepers of quality but not necessarily complete bottlenecks. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    The cons with self-pub also start at the gate, w/the *lack* of gatekeepers. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    There are pros & cons to them all. The cons w/large pubs start right at the gate, w/the gatekeepers. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    That’s a heck of a good question. #editingchat What do you think about self-pub vs. work w/small pub vs. large
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    What do you think about self-publishing vs. working with a small publishing house vs. a large publisher? #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    They don’t necessarily expect you to have the whole series written. They can make a 2- or 3-book deal w/the publisher. #editingchat
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    And they want to know you can write, so you have to have that 1st volume shining like a diamond to show them. #editingchat
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    The agent wants to know you know how the series progresses & ends and may ask you for synopses. #editingchat
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    Finish the 1st volume totally & completely–polished–& plan the others. Then query the 1st, saying it’s the 1st of the series. #editingchat
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    Watch Publisher’s Weekly. Lots of the “new” sales are really 2nd & 3rd volumes of trilogies. #editingchat
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    Trilogies, etc. Readers like series protags, & publishers like books readers feel compelled to buy to finish the story. #editingchat
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    RT @VictoriaMixon: Welcome, all you writers, & I hope you have questions about editing. #editingchat
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    Oh, serials are big, especially in fantasy and sci-fi. #editingchat
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    Is anyone still interested in stories written as serials, or did that go the way of the dinosaur? #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    @jefro_net It depends. What’s your ms about it? #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    I can’t watch my own ID for this, or I’ll get confused by random other stuff people send me. #editingchat
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    Hi A. Victoria Mixon – What can an editor do for my ms? #editingchat
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    Okay, so my sidekick’s telling me you guys are chatting up a storm @ the chocolate, but since I’m only watching #editingchat I’m missing it.
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    Writers who have questions about EDITING – check into #editingchat NOW.
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    Victoria Mixon
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    @littlefluffycat Here. Have a chocolate. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    Welcome, all you writers, & I hope you have questions about editing. #editingchat
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    If you weren’t here last week, you can check out that #editingchat here: http://victoriamixon.com/editingchat-4811/
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    Victoria Mixon
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    Jeez, it’s like AA. #editingchat
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    Victoria Mixon
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    Hi, guys! It’s Friday #editingchat, I’m A. Victoria Mixon, Editor, & I’m full of chocolate.
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    @jefro_net Mmmm. Chocolate. #editingchat
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    Andi Stenger
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    don’t forget the #Editingchat hashtag like I did a minute ago … still eating chocolate
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    jefro_net
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    I would, but you seem to enjoy it so much #editingchat
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    I can’t believe nobody’s calling shenanigans on me for just sitting here eating all these chocolates. #editingchat #amwriting #writing
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    RT @VictoriaMixon: Half-an-hour, guys. #editingchat 11-noon PST. And I just ate a designer chocolate to prepare. #amwriting #writer
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    Interested in talking directly with an independent editor? Join A. Victoria Mixon for the next hour on #editingchat
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    Two minutes. #editingchat Sorry, I missed the 5-minute mark. I was eating another chocolate. #amwriting #writing
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    Not that I object to that. #editingchat #amwriting #writing
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    Ten minutes. #editingchat Do you guys have questions? B/c otherwise I’m just eating chocolate & blithering. #amwriting #writing
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    Victoria Mixon
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    Half-an-hour, guys. #editingchat 11-noon PST. And I just ate a designer chocolate to prepare. #amwriting #writer #bewarechocolatededitor
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    Victoria Mixon
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    Today 11-noon PST #editingchat See last week’s: http://victoriamixon.com/editingchat-4811/ #amwriting #writing
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    2-3pm EST RT @VictoriaMixon: Today 11-noon PST: #editingchat Bring your questions! And cookies if you’ve got ‘em. . .#amwriting #writing
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    Tomorrow 11-noon PST: #editingchat Bring your questions! And cookies if you’ve got ‘em. . .#amwriting #writing
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    #editingchat scheduled again for this week Friday 11-noon. See last week’s: http://tinyurl.com/3thecof Be there or be L7 #amwriting #writing

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MILLLICENT G. DILLON, represented by Harold Ober Associates, is the world's expert on authors Jane and Paul Bowles. She has won five O. Henry Awards and been nominated for the PEN/Faulkner. I worked with Dillon on her memoir, The Absolute Elsewhere, in which she describes in luminous prose her private meeting with Albert Einstein to discuss the ethics of the atomic bomb. Read more. . .


BHAICHAND PATEL, retired after an illustrious career with the United Nations, is now a journalist based out of New Dehli and Bombay, an expert on Bollywood, and author of three non-fiction books published by Penguin. I edited Patel’s best-selling debut novel, Mothers, Lovers, and Other Strangers, published by PanMacmillan. Read more. . .


LUCIA ORTH is the author of the debut novel, Baby Jesus Pawn Shop, which received critical acclaim from Publisher’s Weekly, NPR, Booklist, Library Journal and Small Press Reviews. I have edited a number of essays and articles for Orth. Read more. . .


SCOTT WARRENDER is a professional musician and Annie Award-nominated lyricist specializing in musical theater. I work with Warrender regularly on his short stories and debut novel, Putaway. Read more. . .


STUART WAKEFIELD is the #1 Kindle Best Selling author of Body of Water, the first novel in his Orcadian Trilogy. Body of Water was 1 of 10 books long-listed for the Polari First Book Prize. I edited Wakefield's second novel, Memory of Water, and look forward to editing the final novel of his Orcadian Trilogy, Spirit of Water. Read more. . .


ANIA VESENNY, represented by Beverly Slopen Literary Agency, is a recipient of the Evelyn Sullivan Gilbertson Award for Emerging Artist in Literature and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. I edited Vesenny's debut novel, Swearing in Russian at the Northern Lights, and am editing her second novel, Sandara. Read more. . .


TERISA GREEN, represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management, is widely considered the foremost American authority on tattooing through her tattoo books published by Simon & Schuster, which have sold over 45,000 copies. Under the name M. TERRY GREEN, she writes her techno-shaman sci-fi/fantasy series. I am working with Green to develop a new speculative fiction series. Read more. . .


GERALDINE EVANS is a best-selling British author. Her historical novel, Reluctant Queen, is a Category No 1 Best Seller on Amazon UK. I edited Death Dues, #11 in Evans' fifteen popular Rafferty and Llewellyn cozy police procedurals, which received a glowing review from the Midwest Book Review. Read more. . .


JUDY LEE DUNN is an award-winning marketing blogger. I am working with Dunn to develop and line edit her memoir of reconciling liberal activism with her emotional difficulty accepting the lesbianism of her beloved daughter, Tonight Show comedienne Kellye Rowland. Read more. . .


LISA MERCADO-FERNANDEZ writes literary novels of love, loss, and friendship set in the small coastal towns of New England. I edited Mercado-Fernandez' debut novel, The Shoebox, published through Abbott Press, and her up-coming The Eighth Summer. Read more. . .


LEN JOY is the author of the debut novel, American Past Time. I worked with Len to develop his novel from its core: a first chapter short story that agents had told him to throw away. Read more. . .


In addition, I work with dozens of aspiring writers in their apprenticeship to this literary art and craft.

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