For Writers

- Formatting your Manuscript Coming Soon
- Downloadable Template's for Writers Coming Soon
- Manuscript Evaluation
- Billie's Top 5 Tips to Awesome Writing
- Recommended Resources for Writers



Mason's love of words and desire to see other writers succeed prompted him to co-found Electric Editing Co., an editing company specializing in detailed evaluation of manuscripts and suggestions for improvement.

Mason still personally edits manuscripts as time allows. He will be happy to review your needs, let you know his availability and provide you with a quote, usually within one to two business days.

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 "Since I started working with Mason, I've noticed that my work has improved dramatically...
 
Mason is definitely my go-to guy when I need an astute, critical eye."

    ~ Mercedes M. Yardley




 "Since I started working with Mason, I've noticed that my work has improved dramatically...
 
Mason is definitely my go-to guy when I need an astute, critical eye."

    ~ Mercedes M. Yardley

 





Billie's Top 5 Tips to Becoming a Writer

1. Write it.
Set aside time to write it, then write it. Don't be a sad I'm-a-writer-that-doesn't-write, because then what you actually are is a poser (that still doesn't write).

2. Join A Writer's Critique Group
Find yourself a group of 3-5 people who meet regularly and share the same level of commitment you do (for example whether you are writing for pleasure or to get published they have a similar goal).  It may take time to find the right fit, but once you do these people will keep you motivated, help take your writing to the next level and hold you accountable to the goals you set. Try meetup.com to find or start a group in your area.

3. CONSTANT Revision
Note: this should be said a la Mad Eye Moody talking about CONSTANT Vigilance in Harry Potter number whatever it was.
Lock your inner editor in your hall closet until draft one is done, then woo her out with Peanut Butter Squares and wine. Put her to work. Watch your piece get closer to epicness.

4. Send It/Pitch It
After you do 2 and 3 several times, make your A list of dream agents and send it out and/or practice your pitch in front of everyone you meet for a few weeks and pitch it to an agent or editor. Detailed info on how to do both of these can be found easily through google.




Recommended Resources

www.duotrope.com
Great website where you can find a home for your flash fiction, short stories, articles, poems and novellas OR find markets with prompts you can write to.



Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass
Tips on how to make your novel stand out. Easy to understand examples help you apply the advice to your own writing.


The Writing & Critique Group Survival Guide by Becky Levine
Covers giving and receiving feedback, self-editing and making revisions.