Posted on 09/13/2021 at 10:22 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writing and editing are often compared to marathons. But just as there are recommendations to do the former in increments...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Posted on 08/30/2021 at 10:02 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Remember doing mazes as a kid and realizing that you could work backwards in order to solve them most efficiently?...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Tagged As: Editing, Writer's Digest

Posted on 08/29/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Editor and author Sandra Wendel shared a cute anecdote about her granddaughter’s word mixup on her blog recently. We hope...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Tagged As: Editing

Posted on 08/16/2021 at 03:23 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If the reason you dread revising your novel is because of the enormity of the task, Kris Spisak is here...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Tagged As: Editing, Writer's Digest

Posted on 08/06/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

While your books might not necessarily have a specific word count, you don’t want them to feel wordy, especially if...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Posted on 08/03/2021 at 11:13 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You’ve stuck to just the storytelling. You swear. There’s nothing left to trim. But your novel still feels too long....

Categories: Behind the scenes

Tagged As: Editing, Writing advice

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...

Categories: Behind the scenes

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...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Tagged As: Editing, Louise Harnby

Posted on 07/26/2021 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Most discussions of outlining focus on doing so before you write your book. Author and editor Kris Spisak has another...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Tagged As: Editing, Writer's Digest

Posted on 07/24/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Longtime editor Dave King is most certainly not going to tell you that your novel doesn’t need an edit. What...

Categories: Behind the scenes

Tagged As: Editing, Writer Unboxed