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What about the other 250s?

Springtime brings hope of better weather, a later sunset, and loads of writing contests. I’ve entered a few. Most require you to submit the first 250 words of your manuscript. It can be less, but rarely more. With the entry … Continue reading

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Lessons My Rewriting Told Me

1. If the scene doesn’t move the story closer to a resolution, get rid of it. I wrote the funniest chapter and was even laughing at it myself during the third reading. Both people critiquing my work identified that chapter … Continue reading

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Quick Editing Tips

If you are on your umpteenth read through of your manuscript, things are looking pretty familiar. You have said what you have wanted to say in the best way possible… or is it? Try these quick editing tips to make … Continue reading

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