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15.07.2014 01:12    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Editing      Tags: checklist  help  edit  writing  james v. smith jr  
This excerpt from The Writer’s Little Helper by James V. Smith Jr., explores the common mistakes that writers make–and how to avoid them.
08.03.2013 03:43    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Editing      Tags: gael chandler  writing  editing  
Editors are often called the last re-writers of the show. Another way to put this is that the editor is the architect of the show. Our blueprint is the script (or outline on a nonfiction show).
06.03.2013 03:14    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Editing      Tags: antonio del drago  authoring  how to  complete  primary  draft  
It's mainly because authoring a novel from start to finish is a colossal venture, and it is easy to feel overwhelmed. When you ponder the range of elements that must coalesce ...
16.07.2012 12:54    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Editing      Tags: jim sellers  how to  revise  novel  rewrite  editing  
Every writer knows that their story has to go through its edits and revisions, just as a parent knows that their perfect child will become an adult only after he has struggled through...
22.12.2011 22:55    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Editing      Tags: guide  improving  writing  ann roscopf allen  
At the beginning of every semester I've ever taught college writing, at least one student in the class will issue the disclaimer, "I'm a terrible writer."
07.09.2011 20:52    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Writing  Writing Tips  Fiction Editing      Tags: redundancies  laraine anne barker  grammar  
The biggest difference between beginning writers and experienced ones is that the latter are better at seeing the faults in their work before they submit it to editors.
03.09.2011 22:27    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Editing  Fiction Writing  Writing  Writing Characters  Writing Craft  Writing Tips      Tags: character pro 5.0  weiss ecreative  character 101  character  
Creating great characters is an art unto itself, separate from storytelling. So, what are the basics? A great character is someone the reader wants to spend time with.
08.07.2011 15:58    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Editing  Manuscript  Writing Craft  Writing Tips      Tags: manuscript format  manuscript  format  revisions  melissa alvarez  
Sit down and write. When writing your first draft you want to get as much of your manuscript down from beginning to end. Run with your thoughts, your scenes, and your characters.
17.06.2011 22:00    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Editing  Writing Craft  Writing Tips      Tags: tips about plotting  editing  sherry-anne jacobs  
This is the first of a 3-part mini-series by Sherry-Anne - in the next couple of weeks, look forward to tips on handling 'middles' and 'ends' as well!
17.06.2011 02:12    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Editing  Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Tips      Tags: barzun's  reviser's guide  
Here is, as promised, the set of questions that must be answered favorably to your copy before you can call your revision finished.
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