Posted on 12/03/2020 at 11:28 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Revising and editing doesn’t have to be deadly dull, serious work. Editor and writing coach Allison K. Williams shares a...

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Posted on 11/30/2020 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Does your manuscript feel as bloated as the typical American diner after a traditional Thanksgiving meal? Well, Kathryn Craft recently...

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Tagged As: Editing, Writing advice

Posted on 10/30/2020 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Falling leaves, Halloween parties, discussions of when to use commas — it really feels like back-to-school season around here at...

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Posted on 10/22/2020 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Editor Louise Harnby says it’s more than okay to begin a sentence with “and” or “but,” no matter what your...

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Tagged As: Editing, Louise Harnby

Posted on 10/16/2020 at 10:21 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The editing process can be both a burden and a security blanket for writers. Why the latter? Those with perfectionist...

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Tagged As: Editing, Writing advice

Posted on 10/05/2020 at 10:06 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Whether you’ve surpassed your objectively stated word count goal or just have a nagging feeling that your novel is too...

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Posted on 09/16/2020 at 03:05 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Being as close as you are to your novel, it can be tough to identify what exactly needs to be...

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Posted on 08/03/2020 at 05:19 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Early on, author Beth Barany dreaded editing her novel — a sentiment that some of you may share. Fortunately, she...

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Posted on 07/29/2020 at 03:13 PM by Guest Author

A great book isn’t just engaging. It’s also well written in the technical sense. Learn why good grammar is so...

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Tagged As: Editing, Language

Posted on 07/07/2020 at 11:15 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We shared controversial language news on our reader blog yesterday (and made sure it was seen by posting it on...

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