Developmental Editor Gives Advice to Writers on Getting Through to the End

DALLAS, TX: Susan Mary Malone, (, a developmental editor and award winning author who regularly pens advices to authors on achieving their goals in the literary field, recently published an article addressed to authors experiencing an oft-cited problem in the book writing field: writer’s block. Malone offered advice on how to overcome this common barrier.

“As professionals, we all know this is when the perspiration part comes in. We know all too well that while amateurs rely on inspiration, professionals know that fortitude and courage must now take over. If a deadline exists, well, we whip ourselves in the rump and spur that pony on. The feed bill has to be paid! And I actually think this is the best-case scenario—you have no choice but to press on. Because it’s oh-so easy to stop and bemoan the lack of inspiration to write. But that is only a trick of the mind.”

She went on to describe the 3 main methods she has seen work over the years to assist in getting over the difficulty and going again on the book writing process.

The full text of the article can be seen here:

Susan Mary Malone has seen over 40 books she has personally edited for clients go to publication with traditional publishers. She has worked as a writing coach with new and experienced authors.

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