May 26, 2021
What do you know about the historical events that took place in 17th century Ireland? Nancy Blanton, an award-winning author, joined Cindy Kochis for a conversation about the book title that woke Nancy from a deep sleep, how her experiences as a journalist influenced her research, and the mission for writing historical fiction novels set in 17th century Ireland.
Nancy wrote, "I am digging deeply, discovering the greed, intrigue, rebellion, atrocities and resilience that took place in Ireland, England and Scotland."
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May 6, 2021
You worked hard to write your book. You had a few friends read it and asked them to critique it. The question is, did they read it like an editor? Will an editor look at the manuscript differently than the beta readers? These are important questions to ask prior to publication.
And before ending the episode, Cindy Kochis, host of Pen to Paper Press Podcast, goes off script and shares insights from a conversation she had with fellow authors. During their time together in the writers circle, she penned in a notebook, "If I work hard enough, I will be good enough." Discover why this statement moved her.
Access show notes: http://pentopaperpress.com/2021/05/is-an-editor-worth-it/