editing advice

Editing Tip #33

Writing A Page Turner: Pt 4~ Are You Challenging Your Characters or Cheating Them? When a reader opens your book and reads the first page they should be immediately caught up in tension – not necessarily action (because not all… Read More ›

Editing Tip #32

Writing A Page Turner: Pt 3 Are Your Readers Engaged with Dynamic Main Characters? Nothing is more disappointing than reading an amazing book blurb, getting excited about meeting the characters and being swept away by the plot only to face… Read More ›

Editing Tip #31

Writing A Page-Turner: Pt 2 Pacing is the balance of dialogue, exposition, summary, and action in each of your scenes.  If you want to ensure that your book is a page-turner then you need to understand what aspect of the… Read More ›

Editing Tip #30

Writing A Page-Turner: Pt 1 Have I hooked you yet?  If you’re looking for a “sure-fire” formula to follow, my suggestion would be to buy a book: Creating Tension (Speculative Fiction Writers); Conflict & Suspense (Elements of Fiction Writing); On… Read More ›

Editing Tip #29

Interior Formatting for Print Books, Pt. 3 Pagination Protocols ~ If you are planning to self-publish DIY, there are any number of texts available for download to help you with your interior formatting specific to the umbrella company you choose… Read More ›

Editing Tip #28

Interior Formatting for Print Books, Pt. 2: Avoiding the Visual Pattern of Rivers & Lakes~ Often what will happen when you fully justify your text is the sudden appearance of rivers: areas of white space that run vertically through the… Read More ›