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Identifying Your Storys Filler & How to Cut It.

Story filler is like an unnecessary cushion. It may look good but ultimately fulfills no purpose and can harm the reader’s experience. How do you go about identifying and cutting your books filler? The only way to accomplish this is … Continue reading

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Tired Of Looking At Your Manuscript & Can’t Decide What To Do Next? It’s Time To Hire A Professional Editor!

You’ve finally decided that it’s time to work with a professional editor but you have no clue on what to expect. Continue reading

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Writing A First Chapter That Will Hook Your Readers And Agents Alike.

Want to hook readers so they can’t walk away from your book? Want to catch an agent’s attention and stand out from the rest of the slush pile? Want to get that elusive word-of-mouth buzz about your book? Writing an amazing first chapter is one of the most powerful ways of achieving these goals. Easier said than done, though, right? Continue reading

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Writing Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

The best fiction writers write like they’re in love—and edit like they’re in charge. Continue reading

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Tuesday Morning Ramblings

I recently just submitted my first novel for editing and this list makes me very nervous about how that is going to go. The final first draft was 85,000 or so words, and after reading this, I am very afraid … Continue reading

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