Category Archive for: ‘How to Revise Your Novel’

Making the Scene

Let’s say you’ve written yourself a scene. In one corner you’ve got a protagonist, or two if you’ve really written …

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Your own worst critic

As a self-published author, are you your own worst critic? Or maybe a better question is, should you be? One …

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Audio in marketing

When you want to tell people about your books, how can you make sure you’ll be heard? For some, the …

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The Elasticity of Story Time

Keeping track of time in a story can be a tricky business. Some writers use a time line, and even …

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Arranging for authors

One of the most important aspects of publishing your own work is making sure your book looks like a professional …

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It’s All About The Timing

It’s true in life and true in stories: Timing is everything. For writers of fiction that means not starting the …

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Am I doing this wrong?

When you were in school you had to fill out worksheets. Many of those worksheets were intended to prove to …

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Feeding of a Fiction Writer

Writing fiction takes a lot of fortitude, and writers must rely upon virtues like patience, determination, courage, and plain old-fashioned …

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The Footsteps of Story

In novel revision, tracking the surprises and twists that keep a reader turning pages takes meticulous planning and pruning, and …

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Transforming Clouds into Worlds

Stories can descend upon a writer like a thunderbolt, sizzling like lightning, words pelting the page like rain. But what …

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