Developmental Editor Advises On Successful Writing Resolutions

Author And Editor Susan Mary Malone Speaks To New And Old Authors Alike On Writing

DALLAS, TX: Susan Mary Malone (http://www.maloneeditorial.com/), a professional developmental editor who has helped 45 of her author clients get published via traditional publishers, has recently issued a list of successful resolutions for use by new writers as well as those practiced and published. Ms. Malone urges writers to apply these resolutions throughout their careers.

Malone states: “Like dieting resolutions, scaling back a hair will help you successfully meet them. So, let’s put our writing resolutions on a diet, so that we can put our power behind making our dreams come true, and focus on the crux of the issue.

“Number One: Slow Down. Everyone wants to be published yesterday…

“Number Two: Take a Publishing-News Fast. Let’s face it—the news from publishing is mostly depressing…

“Number Three: Let your Creativity Soar! Write, write, write, and write…

“Number Four: Damn the Naysayers. And those are legion!…

“Number Five: Remember that Writing Well is a Journey. This is not a sprint, it’s a marathon…”

Malone then goes on to enumerate the specific pitfalls to watch for and detail the way to successfully achieve each of them. The full text of the essay can be found here: http://www.maloneeditorial.com/blog/?p=152

Susan Mary Malone has worked as a freelance editor since 1993, with a BS in Political Science and minors in English and Journalism. Her client list includes NY Times Bestsellers, Essence Bestsellers and books featured in Publishers Weekly. She is also an award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction herself. She participates as a speaker in literary conferences such as the Harriett Austin Writer’s Conference (at the University of Georgia), the Blue Ridge Writer’s Conference, the SouthWest Writer’s Conference, and the East Texas Writer’s Guild, among others. Her full biography and featured list of published authors can be viewed at http://www.maloneeditorial.com