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Editing Tip #62

Where Do I Start? I have been approached by a few NaNoWriMo winners about what to do now that they have this mass of writing (1st draft nearly finished). Many have some of the manuscript handwritten and the rest typed… Read More ›

Editing Tip #24

Avoiding Info Dump, Pt 3 ~ Action in a story is better than inaction – right? Not necessarily.  If too much is happening in one scene, a reader’s mind will turn into a computer and flash “information overload.”  Not really,… Read More ›

Editing Tip #7

A practical use for the idea of an oxymoron: We all know that an oxymoron means to place two contradictory terms together – like Jumbo-shrimp.  Now, take that concept a step farther and make it relevant to an idea… A… Read More ›