EDITING 101: Now covers 50 topics to date…

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FYI – Here’s a list of the first 50 free editing tips my good friend and Professional Book Editor Susan Uttendorfsky, the owner of Adirondack Editing, has presented so far.

Catch up with any articles you may have missed by scrolling through the list below and clicking those that are in Blue, Italic and Underlined.

Those still in black are not yet available, so stay tuned for the weekly updates.

EDITING 101: 01 – Introduction and ‘Redundancies’

EDITING 101: 02 – Description Depression

EDITING 101: 03 – THAT’s the Problem in Revising

EDITING 101: 04 – Character Name Consistency

EDITING 101: 05 – General Plurals

EDITING 101: 06 – He Said / She Said: Dialogue Tags

EDITING 101: 07 – Consecutive Versus Concurrent Action

EDITING 101: 08 – Using Song Lyrics in your Manuscript

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EDITING 101: 51 – Identifying Your Book’s Goal…

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Originally posted as the Dun Writin’—Now Whut? series on this blog, EDITING 101 is a weekly refresher series for some of you and brand new for others.

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Identifying Your Book’s Goal

If you’ve written a book, what was the goal of the book?

If you’re not sure, you’re also not alone. A lot of writers don’t examine their goals in writing at all. They know they want to write, and perhaps they know exactly what they want to write—a memoir, a science-fiction series, a literary novel.

There are two types of goals, as I see it, in writing. One would be termed “writing goals”—setting goals in order to assist you with the actual put-your-butt-in-the-chair-and-write action. That will be the subject of a later article.

Today we’re going to discuss “book goals.” What was the idea or purpose behind writing your book? Marketing yourself or a business? Leaving a…

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I’m asking all my family and friends to help this wonderful woman!

Staysha Weaver is cancer survivor! She is also a good friend and a wonderful woman! Please help her raise the money she needs by checking out this link. Also, she is giving away a $50 cash gift or two mystery gift bags!

#TeamITP #Purple4Platelets #PurpleStrong #30YearSurvivor #Incurable#DonateLife

 I will give away either a $50 cash (sent via PayPal) or TWO mystery gift bags (one from me and one from Author Viv Drewa💗) to the person that (MUST FOLLOW ALL STEPS) 
A. Shares BOTH campaign links and this event (in one post)
B. Tag Staysha Weaver in that post
C. Tell people why and how you’ve supported me

**°°° The person that melts her heart the most wins!
*** Winner will be declared on 9/3/17
All links can be copied from comments
LET THE POSTS BEGIN! 😍😜😘😍😜😘😍😜😘Good luck and thank you all so much for your love and support! 

Based on the true story of a Pearl Harbor survivor, Black Cat and decorated war hero.

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Dear Margaret,

In a world that had gone bonkers, two friends try to keep each other grounded by writing letters to each other during WWII. Although, what happened in their lives was vastly different from each other, they found a common ground, a way to keep each other sane.

From mundane daily chores to life threatening events, these letters from two pen pals take the reader on a journey into the past, a past where nightmares came true, and when hatred reigned.

A time in history that we should never, ever forget.

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You can find
“Dear Margaret,”
by Pamela Ackerson at:

Amazon – FREE on
Kindle Unlimited

Barnes & Noble

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Once upon a time, or so the story goes, there was a prince who threw a ball to find a wife…

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He was a young prince, by his peoples’ standards, and though he had no wish for a bride, he was honor bound to make the attempt to find one. Of course, Prince Kit knew that it was not just honor that bound him to the duty. Prophesied or cursed, who could say, but since he was a babe assassins and soldiers had come for him in the dead of night, in the middle of court, amidst the steps of a waltz, to end his life and with it end the lives of his people, the land he was meant to rule. A heavy burden for a young man to bear, worse for a prince kept cloistered for his own good.
But a wife, well, a wife would provide an heir, and perhaps prevent his peoples’ doom if he died too young, and so he danced with maiden after maiden, ball…

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Fallen angels did not abandon their calling. “His Soul to Keep” by TW Knight

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Where fallen angels battle Hell’s demons, find their lost souls, and discover love while hunting for a prophecy that holds the key to either their redemption or their destruction.

At twenty-eight, Cassidy Long is happy with her life. She has a job she loves, a great family, and a future open to possibilities. That all changes after she discovers she is the vessel for the immortal soul of an angel cast out of Heaven, and the only way to break the bond is by her death. Spirited away, Cassidy finds herself in the middle of an eternal war and falling for her angel.

Rail is captivated by Cassidy immediately, but fears it’s only the connection to his soul fueling his interest. He’s vowed to never fall in love, but fate has different plans. The more he fights his growing feelings, the deeper in love he falls. Cassidy not only holds…

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Pre-order your copy today for only 99c! “The Boyfriend Agreement” by Seven Steps is releasing in September!

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Wattpad readers are going crazy over my new YA High School Romance, The Boyfriend Agreement. It’s a novel about nerdy teenager who falls in love with her fake boyfriend’s brother, battles drug dealers, and finds her voice all at an exclusive New York City School.
Some of the comments are,
“I’ve never clicked on anything so fast!”
“Can you tell I’m happy?”
“My heart can’t handle it right now.”
I really enjoyed writing this book, and rest assured that I am plotting and planning the next in series (Ariel’s story) as we speak. If you like Kasie West or Jenny B Jones, you’ll love this book. As a special thank you, I’ve created a Goodreads Giveaway. Enter for a chance to win a free print copy of The Boyfriend Agreement (A St. Mary’s Academy Novel)


The Boyfriend Agreement is releasing September…

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