Beth Barany

Beth Barany is the editor and publisher of the Writer's Fun Zone. Certified as a Creativity Coach and NLP Practitioner, and an award-winning novelist of a YA fantasy novel, Beth Barany is passionate about helping genre novelists get their message out into the world, gain confidence in their self-expression, and discover how they can get noticed and sell books to their readers. More about her services and products for genre novelists at Write on!

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  1. I’m a novice novelist, and for me the toughest editing has involved SPAG, like typos (I can always see where fatigue and tremors were major factors), and when and when not to use hyphens, (like, a well-written novel and a novel well written).

    Believe me, this first outing has been a big education. The next time out, I will try to get the funds needed to get a really good content, continuity, and SPAG editor, even if it means selling a kidney to pay for it.

  2. Beth Barany says:

    I too have a huge and horrible time with SPAG. (Love your name for all that stuff!) I also use the Chicago Manual of Style on things like hyphens, ’cause I’m geeky that way.

    The elements you need help with are often in the realm of different editors, and then perhaps you won’t have to sell a kidney to pay for some of the help you need.

  3. CF Winn says:

    Wow! What a great routine to follow! My biggest problem is patience. I also put my work away to review later, but a year?? This will be a challenge for me. Thanks for the advice.

  4. Beth Barany says:

    CF, Thanks for stopping by! ANd I hear you about the patience. When I run out of patience I get others to look at my manuscript. That often helps me re-ignite the focus. You’re welcome for the advice, and good luck!

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