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How to Write a Flashback Scene

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on November 5, 2020 0 Comments
How to Write a Flashback Scene

One of the best ways to work in a backstory for a character is through a powerful flashback, but getting a flashback right requires a little more time and attention than you might think. First, know why you’re thinking about including a flashback scene in your novel. Flashbacks should be used to show crucial moments […]

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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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Body Language Cheat Sheet for Writers

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on October 22, 2020 0 Comments
Body Language Cheat Sheet for Writers

A lot of first-time writers skip over portraying body language in their writing. They know it’s missing from their characters’ interactions, but they also aren’t sure how to include it either. To combat this, they try to mistakenly incorporate it into dialogue tags, such as “she smiled” or “he laughed.” But, if you think about […]

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Choosing Stories for Your Memoir: 8 Questions to Ask Yourself

Filed in Writing Tips by on August 25, 2020 0 Comments
Choosing Stories for Your Memoir: 8 Questions to Ask Yourself

Memoirs are the easiest to write because you have already lived the material, but they are also the most challenging to write because you have to find the balance between what stories you share and what information needs to be left out. Writing a memoir doesn’t mean you have to include every aspect of your […]

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10 Easy Book Marketing Tips

Filed in Marketing Your Book by on August 20, 2020 0 Comments
10 Easy Book Marketing Tips

Marketing your book doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Chances are, you already have everything you need to share your book is for purchase. Whether you’re a novice book marketer or are looking for a few quick wins to bring new life to your book marketing plan, here are 10 ways you can easily market your […]

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