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Books on Editing: Self-Editing for Indie Authors by Michelle Lowery

Do you know how many books about editing there are on the market? TONS. So. Very. Many. Editing. Books.

There’s never been as much a need for editing books as now, so the proliferation makes sense. 461 more words

Stack Those Words – Part 3

Last week, we discussed ending a paragraph with either an enticing sentence, a question, or a clever quip. Before that, we looked at why putting the most vivid word at the end of a sentence helps pull the reader to the next one. 500 more words

8 Mundane Elements That Slow Down Your Story 

Jane Friedman has picked a few writing tips from Jordon Rosenfeld’s book “How to Write a Page Turner” that aren’t the usual: watch out for adverbs, passive voice, flowery dialogue tags… Items that might slow down your story! 53 more words


Pros and Cons of Self-Editing

by: Shirley Crowder

Long before I began writing for anything other than my journal or notes for teaching Bible studies, I was helping friends by editing their writing. 631 more words


Helpful Writerly Links

Happy Monday, everyone!

It’s a fresh week and a fresh start. And to start off the week I’ll be sharing helpful links to writing, history, and other things I found interesting. 51 more words

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Paragraphs (Part 1)

Within a paragraph, there must be variety. And by variety, I mean sentences in different forms. Different forms of sentences create rhythm. We want rhythm for flow, but we also want to vary that rhythm to create contrast. 494 more words

7 tips for self-editing your book

It’s time for this month’s authors’ Round Robin, and author Robin Courtright has set us another excellent topic…

How do you self-edit your books before submitting or publishing? 1,725 more words