Editing

How to Effectively Combine Conflict in Your Story

“How Much Worse Can It Get?!”: How to Effectively Combine Conflict in Your Story Photo by lucas clarysse on Unsplash The first quarter of 2024 has admittedly not been all that kind to me. With my fairly successful rebranding, I set lofty professional and personal goals. Purposefully making the decision to

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How Many Drafts Is Too Many?

In fiction writing, authors always reach a point where they believe their story is never going to be finished because it’s just not perfect yet. This week, I offer a look at what each subsequent draft of a novel should cover, so you don’t lose yourself in the rabbit hole of fixing every minor error before you either move forward with self-publishing or hiring a professional author.

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How NaNoWriMo Changed Me as a Writer

The end of 2023’s Camp NaNoWriMo came six weeks ago. It was my first year participating. Check out this week’s article on how that participation affected my approach to fiction writing and the lessons you can think about applying to your own processes!

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The Editing Process: Proofreading

The final stage of the editing process is proofreading. In this week’s article, I go just beneath the surface of this process, and why it’s so vital for authors to go through this prior to moving forward in their book publishing journey. While proofreaders focus on the smallest details, they can still help authors improve their story “one word at a time!”

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The Editing Process: Developmental Editing

Even best-selling authors have to go through the editing process, and it all starts with developmental editing. Follow me as I break down this initial step in the editing journey and introduces the key questions to be answered at this stage in the book publishing journey.

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