“Don’t make a career out of this.”
A professor at my alma mater wrote that comment on one of my first short stories.
If that wasn’t bad enough, the first 24 magazines I submitted my short fiction to all responded with form rejections.
In case you couldn’t tell, I didn’t start as a literary phenom. I thought I was a hack. I wanted to give up.
But then everything changed. My ignoble start transitioned into the first taste of success. Many literary magazines began to accept my short stories and poetry.
Later, I’d receive an amazing contract for a nonfiction book with a monthly stipend and a heavy percentage upon publication.
I’d also earn a five-figure writing contract for a screenplay that I completed in two months.
Five figures for two months work. Not bad, right?
How did I do it?
I put my pride aside and realized that I, like all writers, needed an editor to perfect my writing.
I couldn’t edit my writing on my own because it was too close to me. The thought of murdering my literary babies was abhorrent.
But my editors had no problem doing that, and I reaped the rewards.
Because I Advanced, I Want To Help You Advance
From day one, it’s always been my goal to use The Literary Game to help writers learn the ins and outs of craft, publishing, networking, and staying sane as you’re in the process of advancing.
I’ve offered editing services for four years now, and have helped many writers perfect their manuscripts.
But I realized that I could do a whole lot more to help writers who truly want to succeed.
And so, that’s what I’m doing now.
For the next two weeks, I’m offering a free 1,000 word edit and critique.
If you feel confident in my abilities, I invite you to work with me as your editor.
Unlike other editors, I offer complementary services designed to market and publish your book. These include:
- Sending a list of agents and publishers that represent/publish your genre of writing.
- A draft of your query letter.
- A one hour interview that will be promoted on The Literary Game and on my Twitter.
- Two guest posts on The Literary Game, which you can use to promote your book, other writing, or any other objective.
- Five hours of phone/Skype/Google Hangout consultations.
- One year of email correspondence on any question related to writing, networking, or publishing.
If you’ve already looked around at other editors or editing services, you’ll find that my prices are extremely fair.
If you’re ready to take your manuscript to the next level and advance your writing career, let’s take the journey together.
Trust is critical to an editor-writer relationship. I’m offering a free 1,000 word edit and critique because I want you to be confident that I’m the best editor for you.