Our Services

Hello, fellow readers and writers. This post is just a friendly reminder that our company not only publishes fiction, but we also offer content and line editing services to self-publishing authors. I still see posts on different social media platforms from authors stating that they do not need such services, their books are just fineContinue reading “Our Services”

Sale on Editing Services

At Hollow Hills, we offer a few services for self-publishing authors. We do line editing, content editing, website development, formatting, and occasionally, book covers. Starting this week, we will have a sale on our content editing services. Content editing is similar to beta reading, but much more in depth. We give very specific notes throughoutContinue reading “Sale on Editing Services”

What’s My Age Again?

Marie here. Today I want to talk about developing characters of different ages. Yes, I named this post after a Blink 182 song. Don’t hate. I often read adult fiction that may feature a child or teenager. Well, yeah, adult books can’t only have adults as characters; that would be ridiculous. The problem is, authorsContinue reading “What’s My Age Again?”

Importance of Editors and Beta Readers

Aurora here. As writers, we have entire worlds in our heads. A lot is happening in these worlds and we struggle frantically to get all the relevant parts of them onto the page. For some reason, I get the image of a kitten entangled in several balls of yarn, mewling helplessly. Okay, maybe that’s justContinue reading “Importance of Editors and Beta Readers”

Free-Flow Writing vs Edit as You Go

Marie here. I have often heard “successful” authors giving advice to novices that makes me cringe. One of those that kind of drives me up the wall is “Never edit as you go.” This is one of those things that falls into the whatever-works-for-you category. Some writers need to free-flow write. They need to sitContinue reading “Free-Flow Writing vs Edit as You Go”

Why I Am A Beta Reader (And Why You Need One)

Marie here. Today I want to talk about beta reading and why you should have a beta reader for every single novel that you publish. A beta reader is a person who will read your unpublished manuscript and point out any issues the story has. Editing and beta reading are similar, but authors usually hireContinue reading “Why I Am A Beta Reader (And Why You Need One)”