CBC Radio has called Patricia Anderson, PhD, "Canada's Dr. Phil of writing and publishing."

In her series of articles, Dr. Pat tells it like it is to help new authors get real about the book trade and writing for publication. If you are an emerging novelist or nonfiction writer, with a book-length project in progress or completed, then these articles, full of practical insider tips, are for you.

Professional book editor presents . . .

Information series for emerging book authors

Getting published takes more than just a good idea—new book authors must also acquire professional writing skills and knowledge about their endeavor. I have written a series of articles on various aspects of the psychology, craft, and business of writing for publication—including information on the writing life, contemporary style, literary agents, editors and editing, publishing, and the book trade. These information articles, listed below, are permanently available on this website to assist my clients and interested visitors. NOTE: Written permission is required to quote or reprint.

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Articles on writing, editing, and publishing

For ease of locating information, the list below is organized by category.

Agents, editors & publishers

Book marketing & promotion

Publishing & the book trade

Writing life & style

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