Posted on 08/01/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A paragraphing technique that bloggers and journalists make frequent use of can also benefit your fiction. That would be the...

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Tagged As: Editing, Louise Harnby

Posted on 07/29/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Deliberate repetition of words can make a stylistic point. Accidental repetition, on the other hand, can become annoying to both...

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Tagged As: Editing, Louise Harnby

Posted on 05/27/2021 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

When you’re writing a British character for a British audience, you know to choose such spellings as “favourite,” “colour,” and...

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Posted on 05/25/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

As evidenced by the passionate fandoms for such epic novels as Gone With The Wind and War and Peace, length...

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Posted on 05/14/2021 at 10:55 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Editor Louise Harnby opens her discussion of effective, compelling dialogue with a handy trick. Evaluate your dialogue by three measures:...

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Posted on 03/26/2021 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you’ve been following our newswire for any length of time, you’ve become aware of the perils of “head-hopping.” That’s...

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Posted on 02/25/2021 at 03:22 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Some editing and revising tips are like a deep clean of your house, while others are a nice surface-clean. Today’s...

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Posted on 02/18/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Louise Harnby's new post on viewpoint characters versus protagonists reminds us of geometry class — remember how a square is...

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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