The end goal of any editing is to leave the writer excited to develop and strengthen their work with your comments while giving them the critiques they need to polish their work. Arwyn shares five things they always do when editing someone’s work.
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Often, when writers want to learn a new skill or level up in one they’ve already cultivated, they’ll turn to re-reading a book they loved to dissect the inner workings and gain a better understanding of how a certain craft is done well.
If you suspect your story is boring, it probably is. But the problem might not be as catastrophic as you think. Here are some instances where you should check your story for the humdrums, and examples of what you can do to fix them.
When Jessica started querying for the first time, she felt she had no idea what she was doing — as many first-time queriers do. After months in the query trenches, she shares what she’s learned during her journey.
The inciting incident in your novel is going to be the event, early in the story, that will interrupt life-as-we-know-it for your protagonist. It will present your character with a choice from which they cannot turn back.
With Jessica’s help, discover the basic foundation you need to lay in order to paint memorable scenes.
Consider the following strategies that can help you go about writing a prologue that will win over readers and agents alike with examples that come from books you should be able to find at your local library.
If you plan on traditionally publishing your novel, you will need several other materials in addition to your novel when starting to query. One of those items is a synopsis. What exactly is a synopsis, why is it an important marketing item, and how can you make yours the best it can be? Let’s dive in!