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Understanding Genre: How to Write Better Stories

How do you start writing a book?

Is there something you should do first, second, and third?

As a developmental editor and book coach, I get asked questions like this all the time. And each time someone asks me what to do first, my answer is the same – first, you need to...

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Novel Length: How Long Should Your Book Be?

How many words are typically in a fantasy novel? What about a steamy romance? Or a nail-biting thriller?

When you’re starting a new writing project, how do you know how long your book should be?

And why does word count matter anyway? Is this really something you need to pay attention to?


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How to Choose the Right Editor for Your Book

Every book needs editing. And if we’re being honest, editing your own work is nearly impossible. That’s where professional book editors come in.

Working with an experienced book editor is one of the best investments you can make for your book and your writing career.

Why? Because...

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