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7 tips for self-editing your book — Helena Fairfax

It’s time for this month’s authors’ Round Robin, and author Robin Courtright has set us another excellent topic… How do you self-edit your books before submitting or publishing? When I wrote my first novel I knew very little about the editing process. In my naivety, I thought editing involved checking for spelling mistakes and picking […] … Continue reading 7 tips for self-editing your book — Helena Fairfax

Editing Your Draft – Crutch Words — Author Don Massenzio

I am currently hard at work editing my 90K+ collection of short stories that will be published soon. As I go through this work and apply some of the things that I’ve learned editing other authors’ works, I found that I have some crutch words. In public speaking, crutch words are things like ‘um’ or […] … Continue reading Editing Your Draft – Crutch Words — Author Don Massenzio

Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017

"Think of the basket of each character's life: what holds the ectoplasm together--what are this person's routines, beliefs? What little things would your characters write in their journals: I ate this, I hate that, I did this, I took the dog for a long walk, I chatted with my neighbor. This is all the stuff … Continue reading Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017

How To Be An Expert Typo Hunter — K.M. Allan

You’ve got to be a lot of things when you’re a writer. Not only do you need to craft characters and worlds from nothing, bring together a cohesive story, and take hundreds of random words and arrange them into sentences that make sense, you also need to check those sentences for mistakes. But when you’ve […] … Continue reading How To Be An Expert Typo Hunter — K.M. Allan