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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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How To Self-Edit Your Manuscript

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on October 27, 2020 0 Comments
How To Self-Edit Your Manuscript

A common thought among first-time writers is that once they finish writing their book it’s ready to go straight to a professional editor. However, there are two crucial steps that need to take place before you ship your manuscript off for editing. The first is that you must do a few rounds of self-editing yourself. […]

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Writing a Lot Versus Writing Well

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on September 29, 2020 0 Comments
Writing a Lot Versus Writing Well

I think back to some college literature courses I took, and the required length of papers I had to turn in. It wasn’t uncommon to have to produce an eight-page essay, but hitting that page count was hard every single time. I found myself using filler words, expanding my sentences to take up more space. […]

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A Pre-Writing Checklist for Fiction Writers

Filed in Writing Tips by on June 4, 2020 0 Comments
A Pre-Writing Checklist for Fiction Writers

Hyping yourself up to write a book is a lot like getting in the right frame of mind to start a new workout routine. First, the determination takes hold. “I am going to start right now.” Then, self-doubt takes over. “I have no idea where to start.” So, this is your crash course to the […]

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10 Literary Devices Defined

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on June 2, 2020 0 Comments
10 Literary Devices Defined

If I had to guess, I’d say you probably haven’t heard the term “literary device” since high school English class. Well now that you’re writing a book it’s time for a refresher crash course. Literary devices are styles or tools writers can use to enhance their stories. Some literary devices are meant to add a […]

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