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Proofread – Then Repeat

Proofread – Then Repeat by Katrina Shawver An author has only one chance to make a good first impression with readers. I know with certainty that it takes time and multiple trained eyes to catch every error. My standard for … Continue reading

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Editing

Editing by Marcus A. Nannini If, as an author, you cannot accept criticism, you are in deep trouble. If you believe every sentence you have strung together into a book is critical to the book, you are in even deeper … Continue reading

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How to Be Better Than Perfect

How to Be Better Than Perfect by Elizabeth Blake When I was younger and fresh from a high school literature courses, I took other people’s poor grammar seriously. I wanted to speak and write properly and expected other people to … Continue reading

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What I Learned My First Year as an Author

What I Learned My First Year as an Author by Janine R. Pestel I began writing in February 2016 and have been writing for a little over a year. In the past 14 months, I have self-published one novella, one … Continue reading

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Prepare Your Manuscript for Feedback and Editing: Keep It Simple!

Prepare Your Manuscript for Feedback and Editing: Keep It Simple! by Matthew Howard A well-prepared manuscript will improve the feedback and editing stages that come next. A clean, simple format makes it easier for friends, colleagues, workshop participants, editors, and … Continue reading

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Let Your First Draft Fester!

Let Your First Draft Fester! by Cody Wagner I recently finished the first draft of the sequel to my novel. When I typed “The End,” I immediately did two things. First, I cried. Yep, I bawled like a baby. You … Continue reading

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Getting the Hang of Rewriting

Getting the Hang of Rewriting by Elijah Shoemaker Rewriting is probably the least fun part of creating a story. It doesn’t matter if that story is a novel, a short story, a poem, or anything else. In my opinion, the … Continue reading

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