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Why You Want to Become a Better Self-Editor

by Dr. Diana Stout

The photo is a cloud of words with editor and writer the largest words in the grouping.

Over the years, I’ve heard writers say, “I don’t need to learn grammar and punctuation. That’s why I have an editor.” When one student discovered he’d be editing his writing, he said, “I’ll be handing my correspondence to my secretary.… Read the post

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How to Self-Edit: Tricks to Find the Fun in Editing

by A. Dani

The photo shows a writer shaking hands with someone who's arm is coming through a laptop screen.

When the page is no longer blank, what then? What’s next?

Many of us are writing stories this November, whether powered up during the writer-encouraging event of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) or as part of our usual writing schedule.… Read the post

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Free Your Darlings - Try the Bad Idea Exercise

by Joseph Lallo

I have been writing for more than a decade now. As a self-published author, one of the great benefits is the capacity to put out a far greater volume of writing. Indeed, many self-pub business models require rapid release.… Read the post

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10 Examples of Author Intrusion In Deep POV, How To Fix It

by Lisa Hall-Wilson

Deep POV takes the idea of ‘show don’t tell’ to what seems like new extremes for those more familiar with limited third person POV, or first person narration POV styles of writing (not to mention more distant POV styles like omniscient or objective third person).… Read the post

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What Separates a Good Writer from a Great Writer?

by Eldred “Bob” Bird

I love perusing the Twitterverse for writing questions. One caught my eye recently and set my brain buzzing. The question was, “What separates a good writer from a great writer?” Interesting question, right? While I’ve studied countless authors and attended a ton of classes and seminars, I’ve never really looked at it from this angle before.… Read the post

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