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5 Common Writing Rules to Ignore

You don’t know what you don’t know, but a good editor will teach you. That’s why I’m the first to recommend letting one save you from yourself. The topic of edits is much on my mind lately. One of the challenges of having two publishers is back-to-back edits on multiple book projects. That’s been my situation since January. I’m probably feeling a little rebellious after all that toeing the line, hence this article. Continue Reading>>

Missing Dialogue Dysfunction (Top 10 Dialogue-Writing Mistakes)

#10 Missing Dialogue Dysfunction

Ever read a well-plotted book with engaging characters and exquisite execution that just couldn't grab you?  Something was missing that you couldn't quite identify. This frustrating scenario happens for a number of reasons, not all of them in the author's control. For our purposes here, we'll focus on one common dialogue-writing mistake … Continue Reading ››