Category: revisions

The Revision Letter: Why and How to Follow it to a T

By Associate Editor Rachel Burkot Hey authors, I have a secret for you! The magical way to firmly entrench yourself in the coveted position of an editor's good graces. Ready to hear it? It's simple—just follow a revision letter to a T, and we will love you forever! Now I know what you're thinking: I…

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Kat Cantrell’s SYTYCW feedback!

Kat Cantrell won the SYTYCW contest two years ago. Now, eighteen contracted titles later (though not all published yet!), she looks back on the feedback from Senior Editor Stacy Boyd that helped her get that career started! The winning  feedback… In the comments of the SOLD! Blog a few weeks ago, someone mentioned how helpful…

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Debut Author Andie Brock’s Revision Letter

A few days ago we highlighted new Harlequin Presents author Andie Brock’s first Call–and also Laura McCallen’s side of things! In her post, Andie mentioned getting a detailed editorial consultation as part of the prize, so we asked about it–and she and Laura volunteered the details! We think it’s a great letter, showing the scope…

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Olivia Miles on Revisions for Harlequin Special Edition

 It’s true that first thing  an author has to do is put something down on paper/screen–but most will agree that the rewriting, revisions and reworking the story is what makes it really shine! We’ve got a couple of posts on revisions coming up–and here’s Olivia Miles’s take on working with her editor Susan Litman on…

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An Editor’s Take on the Revision Process!

Yesterday Amy Woods gave us some insight into what she did once she got her revision letter for her upcoming Special Edition. Now we get to see what the editor’s intentions were! Here’s Carly Silver’s perspective on the revision process! Revisions galore! Hello! It’s Carly Silver checking in again. It’s my pleasure to be back…

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Amy Woods Tackles Revisions for Harlequin Special Edition

So we’ve bought the book, and titled it, and now the excitement–and fear!–builds as the next stage comes along! Yes, it’s the dreaded revision letter–but really, it’s not anything to be feared.  Wee how  Amy Woods dealt with her first revision letter from Carly Silver as  her manuscript becomes a Harlequin Special Edition…. Take 1, Take 2…Take…

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Harlequin Editor Patience Bloom on Revisions

Once more Senior Editor Patience Bloom graciously let us borrow from her own website, Romance Is My Day Job. This post on revisions appeared in June, but we’d like to share it with you again! My Love/Hate Relationship with Revisions I loathe writing revision letters but feel very satisfied once I’m finished with one, like I’ve done…

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