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#EditTip: Narrative Distance and Filter Words

#EditTip: Narrative Distance and Filter Words

If you want your novel to suck less, try cutting out filter words. When it comes to narrative distance and filter words, it’s important for a writer to ask if the achieved effect of such words is on purpose. Filter words tend to slip in unintentionally and...
#EditTip: The Cost of Editing (Infographic)

#EditTip: The Cost of Editing (Infographic)

The cost of editing, like all professional services, varies drastically depending on qualification factors such as level of training and years of experience. While I’ve consistently raised my fees, I also strive to offer incomporable quality at affordable rates....
#EditTip: Picking a Point of View

#EditTip: Picking a Point of View

Picking a point of view (POV) to tell a story from can make or break a novel. The question of which character is telling the story and why matters to both readers and writers, not to mention that choice creates a domino effect within the book that impacts many other...

#CopyEdit: 5 Weak Words to Avoid (Infographic)

Weak words to avoid in our writing abound, but a select few tend to rear their heads time and time again. Don’t sweat their occurrence in earlier drafts, but do make sure to go on a seek and destroy mission in later drafts. You might even go so far as using the...