Tag Archives: editing

Be Your Own Book Doctor

By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy If you Google “book doctor” you’ll get pages of folks willing to analyze your book and tell you what’s wrong with it. While this might be a helpful option for some, not everyone can afford to … Continue reading

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Your Editor is Your Friend (Really)

by Erin Brown You’ve slaved for months, years—perhaps decades–to finish your manuscript. You’ve tackled all-nighters, tear-your-hair-out rewrites, grueling self-imposed deadlines. You’ve grappled with creative juices that either flowed until you were drunk with brilliant narrative or dried up to leave … Continue reading

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Hiring a Professional Editor—Shrewd or Shameful?

Just a quick reminder: Laura is teaching a class at Margie Lawson’s Writers Academy for the month of September – Submissions that Sell!  If you need help on your submission, check it out! Now, here’s Lori! By Lori Nelson Spielman … Continue reading

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A Museum Visit–and Four Editing Lessons

by Fae Rowen As writers, we can use our lives to fuel our stories in many ways–from plots, to characters, to emotional journeys. This means that our daily lives become a field of rich experience to mine for writing gold. … Continue reading

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Brainstorming: Tips For Getting More Out Of “What if…”

By Sharla Rae Some writers brainstorm on their own, some do it with another writer or a group of writers. My personal favorite is ‘what-ifing’ with my critique group. Along the way I learned a few things. I think the … Continue reading

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Reading as a Reader

Shannon Donnelly is back this month with a topic that I have spoken with other authors about, but never seen in a blog before. I can’t wait to read the comments, to see what you all think!  Here’s Shannon: Something … Continue reading

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Tracking Time in Your Novel

By Laura Drake It seems I’m always confessing in my blogs. I’m not sure I want to know what that says about me, but I know wherever my mother is, she’s proud that she had some influence. But that is, … Continue reading

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The Plot Fixer #8 – Is Your Plot Too Predictible?

Writers In The Storm welcomes back double RITA finalist, Kara Lennox, a.k.a. Karen Leabo.  Don’t miss Kara’s writing tips the first Friday of every month. Here are the links for Parts 1-7: Part 1 – Your Premise Isn’t Compelling Part … Continue reading

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Process Envy

By Laura Drake I belong to the Women’s Fiction chapter of RWA.  We just completed a month-long Write-a-Thin (you’d have had to have been there,) and it was wonderful, on many levels (not for me, on the ‘Thin’ part, but … Continue reading

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WriterStrong: World Building Techniques — Keep Your Reader Grounded In Your Story

by Fae Rowen Because I write science fiction, I have to immerse my reader in the most important facets of my story’s world with the first words. When you add this into the requirements of an opening hook, portraying the … Continue reading

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