David Colin Carr, Editor and Writing Coach


Editor Talks On Writing

What Writers Need

Editor and writing coach David Colin Carr discusses the first mistake writers make.

Write Your Introduction

Begin your book by telling your readers why you are passionate about your subject.

Before you write, build an outline

Before you begin writing, map out your thoughts. Like any map, it will save you from confusion and frustration, guiding you through the writing process efficiently. The magic of this map is that you can keep redesigning it to match changes in the terrain.

 

Audio Files

Finding And Working With A Freelance Editor

From my presentation at the 2013 San Francisco Writer’s Conference, at which I was also offering 15 minute free editorial consultations.  This includes other two panelists and audience questions. Run time 44 minutes.

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Q & A on the Editing Process: David and Jay Schaefer at the Mechanics Institute Library (San Francisco, March 2012)

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Listen To An Editor In Action

These 25 minute sessions were recorded in front of an audience at Mechanics Institute Library in San Francisco.  They will give you a flavor of how an editor thinks about the writing process.  Specific comments are made with the intention of educating the audience about general principles of writing they can apply to their own writing.

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