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On Filter Words - by Shaelin Bishop

You may or may not have seen me talking about Shaelin Bishop before; she’s one of my favourite writers on youtube and I watched a video by her that is really important and incredibly helpful for editing your manuscript that I wanted to share with you all. 49 more words


Revise It! Banish the Boring Parts of Your Story Using Genre Conventions

“Don’t be boring.” It’s one of the critical parts of writing a book. Authors want to create a story so irresistible that readers will stay up way past their bedtime reading or completely ignore a pivotal football game moment in the marching band section because they were caught in a pivotal story passage. 745 more words

But Starting Is Hard

Starting something new is way too hard.

Well, okay…it is, but…it isn’t.

When I first decided to quit my office job and work from home, it was the hardest decision of my life. 616 more words

Life And Happiness

Revise It! Seven Checks to Make Sure Your Plot Works

Great plots aren’t borne of breathtakingly-perfect first drafts. Great plots are borne of polishing that first draft through revisions and editing. We’ve discussed beta reader feedback… 785 more words

Revise It! The Golden Principle of Supporting Characters

Supporting characters are as vital as their name implies: they support your main characters and plot arcs so that everything runs smoothly (or horribly, as the case may be–disasters make good fiction). 804 more words

Revise It! 6 Tips to Clean Up Characterization for Your Protagonist and Antagonist

Characterization is one of those make-or-break elements in stories. While there are genres that emphasize plot more and genres that emphasize characters more, nailing both puts you on a good track to reach every possible reader and make your book unforgettable. 909 more words

Is Self-Editing a Waste of Time?

What’s more tiring, frustrating, and confidence-crushing than writing? Self-editing, of course.

Some of us barely tolerate it. Others can’t get away from their cringeworthy first drafts fast enough. 892 more words

Meg Dowell