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Strengthen Your Story with One Quick Fix by Karin Beery

Freelance editor and prepubbed author, Karin Beery, shares a pet peeve of many editors, including me, and shows how to fix it. Writing wisdom for the wise writer. Take heed … Today I didn’t go to the zoo. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Get the Right Edit

Let me tell you a true story: An author wrote a book, a nice little tale she’d finally typed “the end” to. “At last!” she exclaims with tears of joy streaming down her face. “It is finished!” After so long … Continue reading

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Especially for Writers

Second round of edits on Ride to the Altar are done now. Whew.

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After Revisions: What’s Next

 I finally—finally!—finished the revisions for Ride to the Altar.  This is the first time I’ve ever had to revise so extensively after writing “the end.” But I’m glad I did. I really love the results. But even now, I’m not finished. From … Continue reading

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Character Emotions

During my revisions yesterday, I reached a critical scene, one that should’ve popped and sizzled and made my hair stand on end. It didn’t. Don’t you hate it when that happens? I wrote notes all over the page, scratched out … Continue reading

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Especially for Writers

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Writer’s Block Busting

What stage are you in with your writing—getting the first draft written, or revising the mess you made of your first draft? Either way, there may come a time when you’re stumped and unable to go forward. Best thing to … Continue reading

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The Revision Stage

I read my manuscript for Ride to the Altar all the way through, and it’s as bad as I thought. Oy vey. In “2 Tips for Genre Mash-up,” I explained that working two entirely different genres in one book can be difficult … Continue reading

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Especially for Writers

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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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