Last evening, I had the privilege to spend an hour with best-selling author Jerry Jenkins at his Thick-Skinned Critique live webinar. Jerry critiqued 6 manuscript samples, and boy, did the red ink fly.
With Jerry’s ripping and tearing of paper flesh, I learned more about self-editing in one hour than years of independent research. As Jerry mentioned, editors don’t have time to rewrite manuscripts–they expect you to do that.
I’m attending the Feb. 2010 Christian Writers Guild Conference in Denver. If one hour provided so much goodness, I can only imagine 3 days with master craftsmen. Check it out: http://www.christianwritersguild.com/