Shannon Stacey

Buying Emma Wayne Porter

I know you’ve seen this around the romance ‘net, but it bears repeating:

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So I was perusing the items, trying to decide what goodies to bid on, when what to my wondering eyes should appear, but…

Lyrical Press Editor-In-Chief, Emma Wayne Porter offers a critique of a manuscript.

Well, the listing tells you Emma Wayne Porter is the Editor-In-Chief for Lyrical Press, but did you know we’ve been friends for…years? I don’t know how many years. The Short Kid was in diapers, anyway. Back when I thought GMC was a pick-up truck (and, if memory serves, she laughed a good long time before she clued me in). Anyway, back in the day, I came up with a rough premise for a book that could maybe be a series. Hot guys, guns, blowing some shit up.

That premise became 72 Hours, but it took a while. I couldn’t even begin to tell you how many scene drafts Emma was subjected to, or how many hours we spent on IM hashing out characters and plot and the WHY of it all. Looking back over the progression of the book, Emma helped me mine the diamond from the ground and my editor, Angie, helped me polish it into something shiny.

So, the Devlin Group? Partly the fault of Emma Wayne Porter. The great reviews? Partly her fault. The award nominations? Partly her fault. Alex Rossi’s silky black lounge pants? Totally her fault.

The lady knows her craft—structure, the journey, you name it. A word to the winning wise, however: If she should point to some aspect of your manuscript and ask “Why?”—don’t say “Umm…just because?”


2 comments to “Buying Emma Wayne Porter”

  1. EmmaWaynePorter
      · January 20th, 2009 at 7:10 pm · Link

    Love for sale….


  2. Shannon
      · January 20th, 2009 at 9:36 pm · Link

    :groucho: Another victim for the GMC taser?


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