Cover Photo: A photograph of a pen resting atop a pile of lined paper. On the paper, in handwritten cursive, is the word "Dear."
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How to Write Yourself an Edit Letter

Approaching your book as a reader rather than the author helps separate you from the emotional experience of putting your work on the page.

Lyz Mancini is a writer living in Catskill, NY. She is a beauty copywriter for brands like Clinique, and has written for Slate, HerSTRY, XOJane, Roi Faineant Press, Bustle, and Huffington Post. She is a Pitch Wars 2020 and Tin House Winter Workshop 2022 alum and is represented by Victoria Marini of Irene Goodman Literary Agency.