How to Keep the Spinach Out of Your Book

Dan Alatorre

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As the comments from beta readers for Poggibonsi came in, one struck me as exceptionally productive—a lot more like a good critique than the other betas, and full of valuable input and observations.

I started chatting with its writer, and come to find out, she’s an editor! That explains a lot!

Julia Willson is probably not what most writers think an editor is like. She’s not a mean, nasty old guy with a cigar who sits behind a wood desk in a dingy office somewhere, growling every two or three minutes as he reads a manuscript, then going out at lunch to kicks puppies.

Uh, no. Julia is none of those bad things.

She has a fun, friendly demeanor and is extremely supportive, offering just the right amount of direction, suggestion, and hand holding. You’ll see her personality here, because I’ve asked her to do a few…

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