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The Laws of Writing

I wish I could engrave this in every writer’s mind. Basically, it’s a simple tenet: you have to know the rules before you can break them. But let’s skip the “breaking” part and realize that we must know the rules. … Continue reading

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5 Decluttering Techniques for Authors

When I saw this image, the first thing that popped into my mind was that I need to declutter the entire house—something that’s been on my mind for the past four years MSB has said he wants to retire. Decluttering … Continue reading

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The Importance of the Copy Edit

A friend is doing a massive favor for me and the other authors of a collection we’ve already released. She’s doing the copy edit we should’ve done to begin with. Even though I had already edited the bulk of the … Continue reading

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Pronouns of Biblical Proportions

Today’s writing lesson comes from the Genesis, right after Joseph ben Jacob was sold by his brothers: Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. And Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him from … Continue reading

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Especially for Writers—Post-NaNo Edition


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Best Article About Editing

  Dave Chesson has a great guide to editors and editing on his site kindlepreneur, and I’m not saying that just because I’m listed as one of the editors. If you think you’re going to be in the market for an editor … Continue reading

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Little Things to Watch For

It’s the little things that slip by you while proofreading.  Reversed apostrophes, missing apostrophes, quotation marks in the wrong places or absent, commas and periods missing or misplaced, words that are words, but not the ones you intended. Sometimes books get … Continue reading

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Writing: the Logical Approach

We authors get to rolling in our manuscripts and sometimes forget to pay attention to what we’re putting on the page. Don’t ask me how this happens, I don’t know. I’m as guilty as anyone and often have to giggle … Continue reading

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Before You Write the First Word

After all this time at the keyboard, I learned that I started out wrong–and I’ve been scrambling ever since. I was just playing around with my first manuscript, no particular goal in mind. I wasn’t looking to become an author, … Continue reading

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Especially for Writers

Especially for Writers–the “editing” edition (in honor of the completion of The Final Ride).

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