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The First Draft: Skeleton Draft or Bulging Draft

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The First Draft: Skeleton Draft or Bulging Draft

Just like there are two different types of plotting styles—plotting and pantsing—there are also two different camps writers fall into when it comes to how much writing goes into the first draft. There are writers who choose a skeleton draft, meaning they put the bones of their stories down during the first draft and then […]

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Tips for Brainstorming Book Titles

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Tips for Brainstorming Book Titles

If you’re not part of the lucky group of writers that knows the title of their book right from the start, we have compiled a few tips to help. By the end of these book-titling exercises, you should be able to put together a decent list of potential titles for your book. The list of […]

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5 Times to Update Your Book Cover

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on March 4, 2021 0 Comments
5 Times to Update Your Book Cover

From time to time, you may notice one of your favorite authors rereleases a book with a new book cover. Often when an author’s book is adapted into a movie the book cover will change to match the movie poster. But there are plenty of reasons to rerelease a book with a new cover. If […]

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2021 Writing Self Check-in

Filed in Writing Tips by on February 23, 2021 0 Comments
2021 Writing Self Check-in

Self-Check  How are your 2021 writing goals going so far? If you feel like you’re devoting a lot of time to writing, but you aren’t seeing your word count climb, then you may want to start keeping tabs on yourself. Is self-editing, as you go, slowing you down? Starting each writing session by editing what […]

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What’s a Style Guide and Which One Should I Use?

Filed in Ask the Editor by on January 26, 2021 0 Comments
What’s a Style Guide and Which One Should I Use?

What are Style Guides? It can get downright confusing to remember all the writing rules set in place centuries ago. That’s where style guides come in handy; a style guide is a manual that details the standards for writing, designing, and publishing various publications. There are many types of industries publishing materials within their area of expertise. […]

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