Hi, everyone!

Wow, this is our last article of the series explaining the different editing styles. Honestly, this has been such a fun experience, and I truly hope it’s made a difference to all you writers. When thinking about purchasing editing services, many authors freeze up when considering the various editing styles—how are you supposed to know what would work best for your book, or even what the purposes of the styles are? Hopefully, this series has answered these questions for you, and I’m always here if you’d like to discuss them further.

So far, we’ve covered copy (anything and everything grammar), line (sentence structure and tone), and developmental edits (plot, characters, world-building, etc.), which are all the different styles I offer for completed manuscripts. As a matter of fact, I offer a package that includes all three styles in one—the Exclusive Edit. This has been the most popular option among all the authors I’ve worked with because it covers every single issue your book may have. It’s one I definitely recommend because it’s sure to help your book achieve its highest potential. Reach out if you’d like to discuss this editing package further!

Today, though, we’re going to discuss the other type of service I have to offer: book building.

This might be a term you’ve never heard applied to editing services, but you may find it’s something that fits exactly what you’re looking for right now! Book building is a coaching service I use to guide future authors as they create their novels. This could range from authors who haven’t written a single word, to those of you who have been writing but are having difficulty fitting all the pieces together. If you were to purchase this service, it would be completely unique to you and your book, tailored to fit whatever you’re needing at the time.

Even though book building can fit a wide range of needs, we’re going to cover the two types of coaching that will best fit most authors during their writing process.

You’re full of ideas, but are having difficulty getting started… Now what?

Book building can kick your creativity into gear! I’ve known so many authors who started by having a collection of ideas knocking around in their head, but when it came to writing the book itself, they didn’t know where to begin. I offer phone calls where we can brainstorm about these ideas and come up with a plan for how you can get started. After our conversations, I’ll create a document full of ideas about plot points, pacing, character building… anything that might help you start that book.

You’ve been writing, but you’ve hit some roadblocks and feel stuck.

Whether you’ve written a few chapters or even a couple of paragraphs—book building can make all the difference. You and I can schedule some calls to talk about your ideas and what you envision for your book. After we’re through, I’ll look over the material you’ve written, put together a document filled with helpful tips and ideas for you, and help you get out of that pit.

These are only two specific ways book building can help you, but honestly, if you’ve ever wanted to write a book and something has held you back from getting started, this could be the service for you.

The different opportunities that can come through coaching make me so excited, and I’d love to see how it could help you. For some of you, it could be the very beginning of your writing journey—what an exciting thought!

Although it makes me sad to say it, this article marks the end of our “So… What Are the Editing Styles?” series—our first one in the Writing Tips portion of the blog! From now on, we’ll be discussing issues that we writers deal with, interesting tidbits of advice, and encouraging posts to keep you going. Next week, I’ll give an impassioned defense on the necessity of the Oxford comma… I’m serious, I feel very strongly about this. And I’m up for debate, so please post in the comments what you think when the time comes!

In the meantime, I’d love to know what you’d like to hear about. Feel free to reach out to me through the contact button below or by emailing me at madisonkdarby@gmail.com. And I’m here if you have any questions about the editing styles, too!

Stay tuned for more nerdy, grammatical writing topics! And keep an eye out—a new Muggles and Mocha article will be released this Friday.

Write on!

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