Category Archive for: ‘How to Revise Your Novel’

Finding your lost story

You did it. You finished your novel. And a huge congratulations for doing so. Unfortunately when reading back through your …

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Filling in the gaps

The Muse can be a fickle beast. She gets you hooked on a story, but, in the writing of it, …

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Another Level of Bad?

In the Badly Written Bestseller thread we discussed what did or didn’t work for us in books by bestselling authors. …

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Planning for an edit

You’ve finally done it! You finished a manuscript, and you’re ready to print that sucker out and begin the arduous …

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The Reader/Character Connection

Writers sometimes ask themselves how best to connect their readers to their characters. Is it better to let the readers …

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To smoosh, or not to smoosh

The bigger and more epic the story you’re creating, the more characters it’s likely to need to feel real, natural, …

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Deciding on Point of View

Sometimes the hardest part of telling a story is deciding on who is going to tell it. Will it all …

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Struggling With Setting

Immersing the reader in the story‚Äôs setting is an important skill fiction writers need to learn. Is there such a …

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How Much Magic?

For fantasy writers with stories set in non-earth locations, the amount of magic to put in a story is completely …

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The New Pips in Town

Now that the drop cloths have been pulled away and the dust swept up after the forum renovation, members have …

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