Over at The Big Thrill, the magazine of the International Thriller Writers, I’m taking part in this week’s Thriller Roundtable. The topic: How Has an Editor’s Advice Helped with Your Story?
Here’s a bit of what I have to say:
What I’ve learned after working with editors on twelve novels:
Good editors have a 30,000 foot view of a manuscript. They see the forest AND the trees. They take a thorough look at plot and character. They see ways to hone the story, and to bring out elements that are swamped or underdeveloped in my first draft.
Drop on by to read more of what I, Ridley Pearson, Kate White, Tim Waggoner, and other authors have to say. Join the conversation over there if you’d like.