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Commonly Misused Words—and How to Avoid Them

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on August 13, 2019 2 Comments
Commonly Misused Words—and How to Avoid Them

We’ve all been there, whether we’re thumb-typing a text (curse you, autocorrect!), drafting a resume, or sending an email to our boss: after hitting “send” we realize we’ve misusing a word that has a doppelganger with a completely different meaning. Just as this happens regularly in everyday communication, commonly misused words regularly litter the pages […]

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The Best Writing Tool You Aren’t Using

Filed in Author Inspirations by on August 8, 2019 0 Comments
The Best Writing Tool You Aren’t Using

Everyone knows about a certain digital pinboard, known as the procrastinator’s best friend, the party planner’s go-to inspiration, and the foodie’s favorite recipe archive. But, as a writer, have you ever thought about how you can use Pinterest to develop your scene descriptions, hone your style, and actually see your characters take shape? Here are just […]

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15 Things Every Writer Needs On Their Desk

Filed in Author Inspirations by on August 6, 2019 0 Comments
15 Things Every Writer Needs On Their Desk

Painters need a canvas, paint, paintbrushes, and a rolling landscape begging to be painted. Musicians need an instrument, quarter notes on sheet music, and an audience to play for. What do writers need to create their artistic medium of choice? Obviously, a writer needs paper, pen, and an idea. We know it’s not that simple though, right? […]

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Why Do Authors Pay Per Word For Editing?

Filed in Ask the Editor by on August 1, 2019 0 Comments
Why Do Authors Pay Per Word For Editing?

Many authors often ask us, “Why do editors charge per word for their services?” This is a valid question with an answer that may come as a surprise. I’ll do my best to explain this without getting too complicated. Editors charge per word because any time an editor edits a manuscript they read every word. Regardless of […]

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4 Reasons Your Book Needs An Introduction

Filed in Ask the Editor by on July 30, 2019 0 Comments
4 Reasons Your Book Needs An Introduction

Introductions are really important when you first meet someone. It’s what lays the foundation for how you each come across. The same applies to introductions in books. When a reader isn’t properly acquainted from right the start, the rest of the conversation can get pretty awkward. Here are four reasons why you need an introduction […]

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