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5 Hidden Problems Copyeditors Fix

“My manuscript is pretty clean. Probably won’t take you long. As a matter of fact, I’m pretty sure it just needs a proofread, not a whole edit.” Like other copyeditors, I get this a lot. The biggest problem is writers don’t see their own mistakes. Then, an editor like me…

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Resources for Fiction Writers—Holiday Update!

It’s Here! The next update of my massive—and getting even bigger—”Resources for Fiction Writers” page is now live, and it’s right HERE! I’ve added quite a few new resources, all marked by an asterisk for easy indexing. There are new videos, new podcasts, new websites, and new blog posts, all…

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It’s All About That Trope: Secrets of Your Favorite Romance Novel

Dianne Frost at Dianne in Writing was gracious enough to host a post of mine on her blog. Here’s a teaser … Have you ever been reading a new romance novel and felt something familiar, a bit of déjà vu? The “stage” is different, the “actors” are different, and even…

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Cohesive Author Branding on a Budget: Tips from a Design Pro

Please welcome guest blogger Dianne Frost to Wordy Speculations… Did you know that one in three businesses fail within their first year? This is often attributed to business owners not taking the time to define their purpose or sole motivation for their business. As authors, we are pretty lucky. Our…

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Ask the Editor Episode 4: How Can You Win NaNoWriMo?

First, apologies that this episode is a day late. I try to post on Mondays, but my weekend went by in a blur! I hope you enjoy this video and that it inspires you and helps you win NaNoWriMo if you are participating this year.   Resources NaNoWriMo: http://nanowrimo.org 10…

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