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Value Shifts: How to Determine if a Scene Works

Have you ever written a scene that feels lackluster or lifeless?

Do you wish there was a quick and easy way to determine whether or not a scene works?

Well, you're in luck because, in today's post, I'm going to show you how to use the concept of value shifts at the scene level to help you write...

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How to Start Editing Your NaNoWriMo Draft

It’s almost December 1st,  which means National Novel Writing Month is coming to a close...

For those of you who participated in NaNoWriMo, please take a moment to acknowledge all the hard work you’ve done! No matter how much you wrote last month, you’re doing...

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Six Core Questions: A Big Picture Look At Your Novel

Whether I’m editing a client’s manuscript, studying one of my favorite books or movies, or editing my own work-in-progress, the main thing I want to know is – does this story work? And for those of you that are starting new stories or editing your own drafts, I’m sure...

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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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