Friday, April 12, 2013
K is for Kindness
In editing a manuscript, you will be emailing large portions of your book that has edits blanketing every page that you will be asked to accept almost without question. Kindness in the email explanation can mean the difference between a cordial relationship and heartbreak. Your kindly worded emails to your editor can mean the difference between that continued relationship and the breaking of your contract.
It's the same way with critiques. A fellow writer gives you a chapter, or even a whole manuscript for critique. Remember how you felt when you saw your edits, and be kind in your comments. This doesn't mean you can't be honest. How else can you help?
K is for kindness.