All authors want their books to help people, whether it’s helping their readers improve their lives somehow, or simply whisking them off to another reality for an hour or two. The trick is finding the best way to use your words to get your readers there. In Episode 20, developmental editor and writing coach Megan Hannum gives you some great tips to improve your book so your readers will absolutely love your work. And, she gives you some advice to help you self-publish your book, too.
In this episode you’ll learn:
- What a developmental editor does, and why you may want to hire one
- How grammar can actually help you connect more strongly with your reader
- The four things every writer should be thinking about when creating their book
- What aspiring authors need to know to get inspired and finish their books
- Why working with an editor doesn’t make you less of a writer
Megan Hannum is a developmental editor and writing coach at Whynott Edit, helping underrepresented writers strengthen, publish, and sell their stories. It’s been said she has “a supernatural ability to see what’s missing,” which she uses to get writers from completed draft to ready-to-publish manuscript to self-published book. Download her Ultimate Self-Publishing Checklist for an overview of what it takes to publish your story on your terms.
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Where you can find Megan:
ULTIMATE SELF PUBLISHING CHECKLIST
Click here to get Megan’s free checklist to help you get started on your self publishing journey.
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