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The benefit of drafts and hindsight

Have you ever looked back at your older writings and wondered how you could have written that? Maybe the imagery was simplistic, the grammar poor, or the story cliché-ridden. I have. One of the things I like about being an … Continue reading

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Tighten your writing and make it sharper

At the meeting of the Gettysburg Writer’s Brigade last week, we talked about cutting the flab from your writing. One of the first things Will Hutchison recommends is searching out each word that ends in –ly in your writing and … Continue reading

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Why become a better self editor?

It never fails. No matter how many people see your book before it is published, once it is released, you’ll get comments from people saying that it needed to be better edited. If the people making the comments can list … Continue reading

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