Let Your Character Shine

The longer I edit novels, the more I am convinced it's in the writer's DNA to tell a story instead of the characters relating their story. Editing is where the story evolves, takes on a new life. Not only for the character but for the plot, setting, and ultimately for the reader. Telling a story… Continue reading Let Your Character Shine

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That Isn’t Essential

What isn't necessary? That. The word. It is overused and often used incorrectly in fiction writing. Most 55-60K word manuscripts I edit that is used at least 500 times often closer to 900. Well over the amount necessary. Are you aware you can omit 95% of them in your manuscript? Why? How? You ask. Fiction, good fiction writing… Continue reading That Isn’t Essential