Category Archives: Editing

5 Lessons From a Lost Novel

Solidly in the category of learning from our mistakes are our failed writing projects. Taking the time to analyze and learn from them is one mark of our maturity as both writers and human beings.



The 7 Deadly Sins of Editors (According to Novelists)

As an editor, I have a responsibility to respect my clients. Here are some ways that some authors have not felt respected.


Creating Tension Between the Lines

Conflict in your story creates tension. Tension is the lifeblood of fiction. Without it, there simply is no story. James Scott Bell provides us today with the how-to of creating tension without directly stating it. It’s all in the subtext. The things that are NOT said.

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