Tag: writing tips

How a career editor treated my novel

How a career editor treated my novel

I placed my debut novel in the hands of an editor with long experience at an excellent publisher. What changes…
Career advice on pursuing passion is misunderstood

Career advice on pursuing passion is misunderstood

Does life suddenly switch from a slog to a breeze when you cast aside caution and start chasing your dream?
Big social media is becoming TV

Big social media is becoming TV

At one time social media platforms wanted you to have fun with friends. Now they mainly want to stop you…
SeedProd review: What’s it like for beginners?

SeedProd review: What’s it like for beginners?

SeedProd adds drag-and-drop web page building to WordPress. The Pro version is very powerful, but trickier for novices than it…
Tracing the shape of the Bongs For Steve plot

Tracing the shape of the Bongs For Steve plot

It can be interesting for an author to pick out the skeleton of a novel that has been written without…
Why your novel doesn’t need an enticing first line

Why your novel doesn’t need an enticing first line

Much has been said about opening lines, and yet some very successful novels make pedestrian starts. Here are 10 lazy…
What it’s like to order a review from Readers’ Favorite

What it’s like to order a review from Readers’ Favorite

The US-based service offers authors a free book review, and says you can receive more than one if you pay.…
On precision when using similes in fiction

On precision when using similes in fiction

Similes can be less or more precise, and more precise is better. A discussion using examples from Ernest Hemingway and…

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