Sharing Your Voice Through Writing

Emily Watts, Sr. Development and Communications Editor at Deseret Book, shares a few ideas for writers looking to be published.

Four tips for writers:

1. Find your voice.

2. Come up with a killer title.

3. Get honest feedback .

4. Look for a “good fit” in a publisher.

Emily Watts is a lover of words. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Utah and has worked as an editor for Deseret Book Company for more than 25 years. Many of those years she spent working part-time from home so she could devote the lion’s share of her attention to her two girls and three boys. Now that those children are all in school, she is back full-time and serves as a senior editor. She is the author of the books “Being the Mom: 10 Coping Strategies I Learned by Accident Because I Had Children on Purpose?” and “Take Two Chocolates and Call Me in the Morning.” For more information on these titles visit

She and her husband, Larry, live with their family in Taylorsville, Utah

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