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How to honor and say thanks to the right people

Originally posted on Jean's Writing:
You’re delirious with happiness. You’ve typed The End. But there is more work to do. We need to remember, someone helped us over the top.  On the road to success, who helped you? Who encouraged you? There are a lot of people you need to add to the acknowledgment…

Great reminder on what not to worry about

Originally posted on Jean's Writing:
In other words… I need to use this as my screen saver. A constant reminder that my first draft doesn’t have to be perfect. I’ve rewritten the same chapter at least five times. Tweaking a comma here, a comma there, putting commas everywhere only to go back rewrite the…

The Active Word Checklist

The Active Word Checklist

Originally posted on K.M. Allan:
“Keep your prose active.” It’s one of the most well-known pieces of writing advice and one of the most frustrating. Sometimes when writing, especially when you’re first starting out, you have no idea what words are making your prose non-active. You’re just writing, using the words that sound right.…

The Tail of the Tale

The Tail of the Tale

Originally posted on Audrey Driscoll's Blog:
? Back in January, I typed “finis” at the end of my work in progress. Since then, I’ve gone through it twice, once to find gross errors and inconsistencies, and a second time to streamline the prose and reduce the word count. Everything went swimmingly (a word to…

How to improve your manuscript

Originally posted on Jean's Writing:
Want to give your story an edge? Start with a little housekeeping.  Okay, I’m nowhere near ready to submit to editors. But I like to plan. To have my ducks in a row when the time comes. And where better to start than a great list of words to cut…

It’s about “Time” with Don

Originally posted on Teagan's Books:
Saturday, June 9, 2018 Hello, one and all.  Welcome to my sanctuary.  Sit down on a sofa or curl up on a cushion.  Today I have a special guest — author and entrepreneur Don Massenzio.  Don has a twist in his upcoming book that he’s been kind enough to…

6 Automatic Editing Tools That Will Make Your Writing Super Clean – by Amanda Shofner…

6 Automatic Editing Tools That Will Make Your Writing Super Clean – by Amanda Shofner…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
on The Write Life: Have you ever wanted a magical editing wand? Just imagine: A flick of the wrist would be all that stood between you and the end of editing your writing. No frustration. Minimal time investment. An amazing manuscript or blog post. Alas,…

Weekend Extra – Hullaba Lulu 9.1 – a Recap

Weekend Extra – Hullaba Lulu 9.1 – a Recap

Self-Editing: 7 Tips to Tighten the Story & Cut Costs – by Kristen Lamb…

Self-Editing: 7 Tips to Tighten the Story & Cut Costs – by Kristen Lamb…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
A fallacy among many emerging writers is that authors only write the books. Then, once finished, agents will fall in LOVE and someone else will do ALL the editing. *clutches sides laughing.* Yeah…no. And woodland creatures don’t help with housework. Sorry to break the news.…

Jazz Age Wednesdays — Hullaba Lulu Dreams

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