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Once you finish your first draft, what comes next? The answer is editing! From self-editing to hiring an editor and even proofreading your novel, here are my tips and tricks for making the editing process go smoothly. –> Popular Posts (or) Browse by Date

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The 10 Steps of Editing a Novel

The 10 Steps of Editing a Novel

Editing is the final hurdle between you and a finished novel… And what a complex hurdle it can be! Editing a novel requires you to focus on so many things, from typos and spelling, to story-breaking plot holes and characterization. […]
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How Long Should My Novel Be?

How Long Should Your Novel Be?

NaNoWriMo has set the standard for how long a modern novel should be. Despite this, there continues to be a lot of debate about how many words a “real novel” contains. Some argue it doesn’t matter, while others say anything […]
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Show, Don't Tell: Six Ways to Write Like a Movie Camera

Show, Don’t Tell: How to Write like a Movie Camera

Let’s be honest: What does “show, don’t tell” mean? This ever present piece of writing advice has confounded more than its fair share of beginning writers. It’s found in creative writing classes and workshops, in nearly every guide on how to […]
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