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Website of author and professional editor Rachelle M. N. Shaw. Find information about her books, her editing services, and her blog, From Mind to Paper: On Writing and Editing.

From Mind to Paper: On Writing and Editing

From Mind to Paper is a blog for writers, editors, and those interested in the English language. It covers a multitude of writing topics, from punctuation and grammar to plot development, character development, and world building. In addition to in-depth articles about various writing topics, this blog also has a number of series posts, which are currently being transformed into a nonfiction series on writing.


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For those of you who are unfamiliar with this event, #PitMad has been filling the feeds of Twitter today! It’s an event where authors get the chance to pitch their book to agents and publishers and get instant feedback. Fellow Twitter users are able to retweet their favorite pitches that authors post, and publishers and agents will favorite any pitch they like, giving the author an instant “in” for submitting their manuscript! Pretty cool if you’re a new author who doesn’t have many connections in the way of the publishing.

If you haven’t gotten the chance to check it out yet, just do a quick search for the hastag #pitmad on Twitter, and you’ll get to see a bunch of cool pitches by other writers. The event will be wrapping up soon, but those of you who want to participate but missed this one will get another chance soon. The event is held quarterly every year; the next one takes place in September, and the last one this year will be in December. For more details and an explanation to all the various subtags, check out this site: