Kristin McTiernan The Nonsense-Free Editor

Having an info dump not only hurts your story, it will hurt your wallet as well. Today I share the five ways info dumping will cost an author money.

Learn from David Baldacci or dozens of other master writers: https://share.masterclass.com/x/ifgnkm

For awesome nerdy analysis and reviews, check out my blog: https://www.kristin.mctiernan.com

Having an info dump not only hurts your story, it will hurt your wallet as well. Today I share the five ways info dumping will cost an author money.

Learn from David Baldacci or dozens of other master writers: https://share.masterclass.com/x/ifgnkm

For awesome nerdy analysis and reviews, check out my blog: https://www.kristin.mctiernan.com

This month's reviews are a study in contradictions. One book review that is overtly positive. And one book review that is overtly not. Enjoy :)

Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss: https://amzn.to/3185Xil

The Storied Life of AJ Fickry by Gabrielle Zevin: https://amzn.to/2YzbrVN

Need an Editor? A Writing Coach? Click here to order services: https://kristinmctiernan.square.site/

Buy Book 1 of the Black Magic Series for .99: https://amzn.to/2VlYnBv

Please consider supporting my work by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/kristinmagoo

DISCLAIMER: I am an Amazon affiliate and receive a finder's fee if you choose to make a purchase.

Protecting your health while sitting for most of your day is not easy. Work has to get done and your work is at a computer, so you might feel like there's nothing you can do about your physical and emotional health. In this video, I give you steps to take and gear to invest in to safeguard your eyes, your posture, and your emotions while sitting at a computer all day. Don't worry, buying a standing desk is NOT one of the suggestions.

The Healthy Writer by Joanna Penn: https://amzn.to/2SyDuiH

Vivo Dual Monitor Stand: https://amzn.to/2SwEBiQ

Blue Light Filtering Glasses: https://amzn.to/32IkxPh

Best Trackball Mouse: https://amzn.to/2YrJvmR

Soft foot rest: https://amzn.to/2SA6vKP

Hard foot rest: https://amzn.to/2Yj5ThP

Office chair: https://amzn.to/2YkQttI

30 lb bar: https://amzn.to/2Y7f9Sf

Animaniacs vol 1-3: https://amzn.to/2y7OKZQ


Need an Editor? A Writing Coach? Click here to order services: https://kristinmctiernan.square.site/

Buy Book 1 of the Black Magic Series for .99: https://amzn.to/2VlYnBv

Please consider supporting my work by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/kristinmagoo

DISCLAIMER: I am an Amazon affiliate and receive a finder's fee if you choose to make a purchase.

Protecting your health while sitting for most of your day is not easy. Work has to get done and your work is at a computer, so you might feel like there's nothing you can do about your physical and emotional health. In this video, I give you steps to take and gear to invest in to safeguard your eyes, your posture, and your emotions while sitting at a computer all day. Don't worry, buying a standing desk is NOT one of the suggestions.

The Healthy Writer by Joanna Penn: https://amzn.to/2SyDuiH

Vivo Dual Monitor Stand: https://amzn.to/2SwEBiQ

Blue Light Filtering Glasses: https://amzn.to/32IkxPh

Best Trackball Mouse: https://amzn.to/2YrJvmR

Soft foot rest: https://amzn.to/2SA6vKP

Hard foot rest: https://amzn.to/2Yj5ThP

Office chair: https://amzn.to/2YkQttI

30 lb bar: https://amzn.to/2Y7f9Sf

Animaniacs vol 1-3: https://amzn.to/2y7OKZQ


Need an Editor? A Writing Coach? Click here to order services: https://kristinmctiernan.square.site/

Buy Book 1 of the Black Magic Series for .99: https://amzn.to/2VlYnBv

Please consider supporting my work by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/kristinmagoo

DISCLAIMER: I am an Amazon affiliate and receive a finder's fee if you choose to make a purchase.

There are many different reasons for writing a book. And your goals as an author dictate which professional you should hire to get your book to the market. Today's video contains guidance on who needs an editor, a ghostwriter, or a writing coach.
Don't buy more editing than you need: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PO8FgCm9YU&t

Need an Editor? A Writing Coach? Click here to order services: https://kristinmctiernan.square.site/

Buy Book 1 of the Black Magic Series for .99: https://amzn.to/2VlYnBv

Please consider supporting my work by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/kristinmagoo

DISCLAIMER: I am an Amazon affiliate and receive a finder's fee if you choose to make a purchase.

There are many different reasons for writing a book. And your goals as an author dictate which professional you should hire to get your book to the market. Today's video contains guidance on who needs an editor, a ghostwriter, or a writing coach.

Need an Editor? A Writing Coach? Click here to order services: https://kristinmctiernan.square.site/

Buy Book 1 of the Black Magic Series for .99: https://amzn.to/2VlYnBv

Please consider supporting my work by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/kristinmagoo

DISCLAIMER: I am an Amazon affiliate and receive a finder's fee if you choose to make a purchase.

This week I'm reviewing James Patterson's Masterclass. You've heard my glowing praise of Neil Gaiman's class. Now I've taken Patterson's. And I have some thoughts.

Take a look at what Masterclass has to offer: https://share.masterclass.com/x/eWUlCF

Need an Editor? A Story Coach? Click here to order services: https://kristinmctiernan.square.site/

Buy Book 1 of the Black Magic Series for .99: https://amzn.to/2VlYnBv

Please consider supporting my work by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/kristinmagoo

DISCLAIMER: I am an Amazon affiliate and receive a finder's fee if you choose to make a purchase.

This week I'm reviewing James Patterson's Masterclass. You've heard my glowing praise of Neil Gaiman's class. Now I've taken Patterson's. And I have some thoughts.

Take a look at what Masterclass has to offer: https://share.masterclass.com/x/eWUlCF

Need an Editor? A Story Coach? Click here to order services: https://kristinmctiernan.square.site/

Buy Book 1 of the Black Magic Series for .99: https://amzn.to/2VlYnBv

Please consider supporting my work by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/kristinmagoo

DISCLAIMER: I am an Amazon affiliate and receive a finder's fee if you choose to make a purchase.

What authors write isn't always what readers want.
Whether you're writing your passion or writing to market, here is a breakdown of the most common genres that come across my desk from indie writers and which of them you should avoid like the plague.

Need an Editor? A Story Coach? Click here to order services: https://kristinmctiernan.square.site/

Buy Book 1 of the Black Magic Series for .99: https://amzn.to/2VlYnBv

Please consider supporting my work by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/kristinmagoo

DISCLAIMER: I am an Amazon affiliate and receive a finder's fee if you choose to make a purchase.

Part of your self-editing process is to perform a character audit to ensure all of your characters have a purpose and have the right amount of attention given to them. In this video, I use three movies to show examples of character economy done right... or not.

John Truby's The Anatomy of Story: https://amzn.to/2xvUqg9

Need an Editor? A Story Coach? Click here to order services: https://kristinmctiernan.square.site/

Buy Book 1 of the Black Magic Series for .99: https://amzn.to/2VlYnBv

Please consider supporting my work by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/kristinmagoo

DISCLAIMER: I am an Amazon affiliate and receive a finder's fee if you choose to make a purchase.

Part of your self-editing process is to perform a character audit to ensure all of your characters have a purpose and have the right amount of attention given to them. In this video, I use three movies to show examples of character economy done right... or not.

John Truby's The Anatomy of Story: https://amzn.to/2xvUqg9

Need an Editor? A Story Coach? Click here to order services: https://kristinmctiernan.square.site/

Buy Book 1 of the Black Magic Series for .99: https://amzn.to/2VlYnBv

Please consider supporting my work by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/kristinmagoo

DISCLAIMER: I am an Amazon affiliate and receive a finder's fee if you choose to make a purchase.

This week's vlog is on the difficulty in writing my third book in the Black Magic Series and how I use my new hourly Erin Condren Planner to overcome my natural laziness and addiction to watching YouTube instead of working.

Buy Book 1 of the Black Magic Series for .99: https://amzn.to/2VlYnBv

Chris Fox's 5000 Words Per Hour: https://amzn.to/2X78z2r

If you're interested in individualized editing advice or services, consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/kristinmagoo

DISCLAIMER: I am an Amazon affiliate and receive a finder's fee if you choose to make a purchase.

Music: www.bensound.com

This week's vlog is on the difficulty in writing my third book in the Black Magic Series and how I use my new hourly Erin Condren Planner to overcome my natural laziness and addiction to watching YouTube instead of working.

Buy Book 1 of the Black Magic Series for .99: https://amzn.to/2VlYnBv

Chris Fox's 5000 Words Per Hour: https://amzn.to/2X78z2r

If you're interested in individualized editing advice or services, consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/kristinmagoo

DISCLAIMER: I am an Amazon affiliate and receive a finder's fee if you choose to make a purchase.

Music: www.bensound.com

For June 2019, I review Based on a True Story by Norm MacDonald, A Map of True Places by Brunonia Barry, and 5000 Words per Minute by Chris Fox. I also lament my discovery of Pewdiepie and lament my resulting loss of productivity.

Norm MacDonald's Based on a True Story: https://amzn.to/2Xznodu

The Map of True Places by Brunonia Barry:
https://amzn.to/2XCHW4K

The Lace Reader: https://amzn.to/2YgGDG2

The Fifth Petal: https://amzn.to/2X3Ecdg

5000 Words per Hour by Chris Fox: https://amzn.to/2X78z2r

Buy Book 1 of the Black Magic Series for .99: https://amzn.to/2VlYnBv

If you're interested in individualized editing advice or services, consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/kristinmagoo

DISCLAIMER: I am an Amazon affiliate and receive a finder's fee if you choose to make a purchase.

A good editor wants to make your novel the best it can be. But sometimes they overstep, change YOUR book into THEIR book, or maybe even get something wrong. Here are the five times you should ignore your editor's feedback.

Buy Book 1 of the Black Magic Series for .99: https://amzn.to/2VlYnBv

The 5-Second Rule by Mel Robbins: https://amzn.to/2JazErR

The Artists Way: A spiritual path to higher creativity by Julia Cameron https://amzn.to/2XGxl8U

FREE copy of Self-Edit/Pro-Edit Guide: https://mailchi.mp/5ffc7d335724/kristinmctiernan

If you're interested in individualized editing advice or services, consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/kristinmagoo

DISCLAIMER: I am an Amazon affiliate and receive a finder's fee if you choose to make a purchase.

A good editor wants to make your novel the best it can be. But sometimes they overstep, change YOUR book into THEIR book, or maybe even get something wrong. Here are the five times you should ignore your editor's feedback.

Buy Book 1 of the Black Magic Series for .99: https://amzn.to/2VlYnBv

The 5-Second Rule by Mel Robbins: https://amzn.to/2JazErR

The Artists Way: A spiritual path to higher creativity by Julia Cameron https://amzn.to/2XGxl8U

FREE copy of Self-Edit/Pro-Edit Guide: https://mailchi.mp/5ffc7d335724/kristinmctiernan

If you're interested in individualized editing advice or services, consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/kristinmagoo

DISCLAIMER: I am an Amazon affiliate and receive a finder's fee if you choose to make a purchase.

Being an author is hard enough without vague advice and service providers glossing over the hard parts of writing and publishing your book. I have been a professional editor for over 15 years, fixing novels, non-fiction, technical writing, and so, so many doctoral dissertations.

This channel is dedicated to all authors and serving you by giving you advice on how to edit your own work, how to find a competent editor when your manuscript is ready, and help with navigating the choppy waters of author life.
I also blog at https://www.kristin-mctiernan.com

If you want one-on-one editing help, consider becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/kristinmagoo
Buy Self-Edit/Pro-Edit: https://amzn.to/2W1kH09

Buy Book 1 of the Black Magic Series for .99: https://amzn.to/2VlYnBv

DISCLAIMER: I am an Amazon affiliate and receive a finder's fee if you choose to make a purchase.

Editing your book will probably be the biggest expense of publishing your book. But there's no need to go broke. Here are five ways to save money without sacrificing quality.

If you're interested in individualized editing advice or services, consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/kristinmagoo

Buy Self-Edit/Pro-Edit: https://amzn.to/2W1kH09

Buy Book 1 of the Black Magic Series for .99: https://amzn.to/2VlYnBv

DISCLAIMER: I am an Amazon affiliate and receive a finder's fee if you choose to make a purchase.

Reedsy has compiled a checklist for authors who are self-editing their novel (the vital step before hiring a professional editor). We review it here along with some tips on which steps are most important.

To download Reedsy's Checklist: https://blog.reedsy.com/how-to-edit-a-book/#download-the-ultimate-self-editing-checklist

To purchase editing services: https://www.kristin-mctiernan.com

If you're interested in individualized editing advice or services, consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/kristinmagoo

Stephen King says there are to things every writer needs to do: read a lot and write a lot. This month, I'm reviewing: Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire; Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein; and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.

https://www.patreon.com/kristinmagoo

Every Heart a Doorway (Book 1 Wayward Children): https://amzn.to/2HExRvG
Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Book 2 Wayward Children): https://amzn.to/2W0XtLQ

Code Name Verity: https://amzn.to/30LKRXC

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine: https://amzn.to/2HCguve

Book 1 of the Black Magic Series: https://amzn.to/2VlYnBv

DISCLAIMER: I am an Amazon affiliate and receive a finder's fee if you choose to make a purchase.

If you're writing about the culture war or any topic that has the potential for hipping up a Twitter mob, you might be afraid to show your work to an editor. Writing about a hot-button issue is no reasons to skip the all-important editing stage. Here are the steps to take to find the right editor without having your privacy compromised.

If you're interested in individualized editing advice or services, consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/kristinmagoo

Buy Book 1 of the Black Magic Series for .99: https://amzn.to/2VlYnBv

DISCLAIMER: I am an Amazon affiliate and receive a finder's fee if you choose to make a purchase.

Once your novel is done and you begin editing, it can be hard to know what exactly to look for. In this video, we discuss scenes, characters, and writing flaws that should be removed from your book.

Dean Koontz's Lightning: https://amzn.to/2Z3NsKL

FREE copy of Self-Edit/Pro-Edit Guide: https://mailchi.mp/5ffc7d335724/krist...

Buy Book 1 of the Black Magic Series for .99: https://amzn.to/2VlYnBv

DISCLAIMER: I am an Amazon affiliate and receive a finder's fee if you choose to make a purchase.

Not all writers need the most expensive and comprehensive types of editing. This video lists the circumstances in which the author should just get a line edit.
GIVEAWAY: Like this video, subscribe to my channel, and comment below to win a FREE critique of up to 5000 words of your WIP.

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Microsoft Word is the most used word processor for writers and business professionals. You don't need to be a Word expert to successfully write your book, but you do need to know a few key functions to make your writing easier. Here are the Microsoft Word functions that will help a writer the most.

I blog too: https://www.kristin-mctiernan.com

If you're interested in individualized editing advice or services, consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/kristinmagoo

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Indie authors think writing the book completes their journey. But as a professional editor with nearly fifteen years experience under my belt, I'm here to tell you it's only the beginning.

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