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Writing Pitfall #4: Mundane Detail

Writing Pitfall #4: Mundane Detail

Writing Pitfall #4: Mundane Detail   Reposted with permission from Write Divas   Back when I first started writing, I thought details were the meat and potatoes of my stories; the more the better is what I always thought. I had no qualms about writing the step-by-step of how my characters cooked spaghetti, how their shower routines consisted of lather, rinse, repeat with their specifically scented shampoo while their soap was a sliver of an inch thick and purple and slippery, or even … Read entire article »

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Writing Pitfall #3: Flashbacks

Writing Pitfall #3: Flashbacks

Writing Pitfall #3: Flashbacks Reposted with permission from Write divas   Literary flashbacks (analepses), and to a lesser extent flashforwards (prolepses), are the bane of many an editor. Why? Mostly because of misuse by authors who don’t understand when, why, and how to use these tools effectively. A flashback does one thing well. It halts the forward momentum of the story in the present … Read entire article »

All You Need to Know About Copy Editing

All You Need to Know About Copy Editing

All You Need to Know About Copy Editing Reposted with permission from Write Divas   It’s probably crazy that I’m excited to write about copy editing, but there you have it. I am a total editing geek, and I will mentally edit Facebook posts—my own as well as others’—tweets, blogs articles, books I’m reading… you get the point. I take my editing very personally, … Read entire article »

Get paid to market your own book, now it is possible! #writers #selfpublish

Get paid to market your own book, now it is possible!  #writers #selfpublish

Get paid to market your own book, now it is possible!   If you are reading this, odds are you landed here from a social network of some kind, on which you invest time for which you are not paid. As a writer, or as a person who only writes on social network, you do spend time (or waste time, according to some) … Read entire article »

Writing Pitfall #2: Prologues and Epilogues

Writing Pitfall #2: Prologues and Epilogues

Writing Pitfall #2: Prologues and Epilogues Reposted with permission from Write Divas So you want to write a prologue or epilogue. Yeah . . . no. Don’t. Okay, okay . . . that’s a bit harsh, so let’s back up for a moment. What exactly are prologues and epilogues, and what function do they serve in a manuscript? To understand this, we should start at the beginning—with … Read entire article »

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