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When to Hire an Editor

When to Hire an Editor

When to Hire an Editor By Janine Savage. Reposted with permission from Write Divas Now that you have your manuscript written,  you’ve revised it and handed it out to people who gave you their honest opinion, and then revised and polished it some more… it’s time for the final stages so you can publish your creation for everyone to read. You can see the end in sight, the light at the end of the tunnel, the finish line or … Read entire article »

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Writing Pitfall #10: Rushed or Slow Pacing

Writing Pitfall #10: Rushed or Slow Pacing

Writing Pitfall #10: Rushed or Slow Pacing Reposted with permission from Write Divas Nothing can ruin a good story faster than rushed pacing. If you’ve ever read a story, stopped, and blinked, all the while thinking, “wait, what just happened here?” then you know what I mean. But just as bad as rushed pacing is a slow, lagging narrative. You know the kind—where you fight the urge to click the next page on your e-reader and skim paragraphs of … Read entire article »

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Use the Five Cs of Copy Editing When Writing

Use the Five Cs of Copy Editing When Writing

Use the Five Cs of Copy Editing When Writing By Janine Savage. Reposted with permission from Write divas   The Five Cs of Copy Editing—clear, correct, concise, comprehensive, and consistent—is what most editors strive for when editing a manuscript. Authors rely on editors to look for these things and help them see where they can improve. So I asked myself: Why use the Five Cs of Copy Editing when writing? Because these are elements that authors can use to … Read entire article »

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Writing Pitfall #9: Overuse of Dialogue Tags

Writing Pitfall #9: Overuse of Dialogue Tags

Writing Pitfall #9: Overuse of Dialogue Tags In today’s article we are going to discuss our ninth writing pitfall for first time authors, the overuse of dialogue tags. But what’s the big deal? Well, the problem with unnecessary dialogue tags is they eat up your word count and provide very little in return. Not every piece of dialogue needs a tag. Overuse of tags inhibits your ability to dig deeply into a scene and into the motivations … Read entire article »

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All You Need To Know About Proofreading

All You Need To Know About Proofreading

All You Need To Know About Proofreading By Janine Savage. Reposted with permission from Write Divas   When most people ask for a proofread, they expect their manuscript will get a once-over to fix errors and make sure it makes sense. But there’s a lot more to a proofread than simply catching typos and misspelled words. Proofreading is less about the content of the document and more about writing and typographical errors. And before you object, the answer … Read entire article »

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