Category Archives: Editing

How to write well in a language that isn’t your mother tongue | Nail Your Novel

Writing well in a foreign language is always a challenge. So is including foreign language dialogue or phrases that you characters might use in your novel. They both require some intense preparation to do it right. This article by Roz Morris highlights some of the steps to take to pull it off.

Source: How to write well in a language that isn’t your mother tongue | Nail Your Novel

Warning: Poor Choice of Your Character’s Goal Is Killing Your Story – Helping Writers Become Authors

I saw this very clearly in a story I was editing this week. It was a weak story that just meandered around with no place to go.

Do you know the difference between your character’s goal in the overall story and within individual scenes? Don’t endanger your book by mixing the two up.

Source: Warning: Poor Choice of Your Character’s Goal Is Killing Your Story – Helping Writers Become Authors

8 Paragraph Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making – Helping Writers Become Authors

Brilliantly straightforward fixes for common mistakes.

Paragraphs are just breaks in the text, right? Using them is about as intuitive as it gets, right? Maybe not. Learn to avoid eight nasty paragraph mistakes.

Source: 8 Paragraph Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making – Helping Writers Become Authors

21 Self-Editing Secrets that Can Supercharge Your Book by Jerry Jenkins 

Learn these techniques from a very experienced and successful writer.

So you want to get your book published? If you want people to actually read what you’ve written, you must master the art of ferocious self-editing. These days, anyone can get anything printed. It doesn’t even have to be good. If you have the money—and often not much—many companies will prin

Source: 21 Self-Editing Secrets that Can Supercharge Your BookJerry Jenkins Writers Guild

Writing And Editing: Five Problems to Avoid in Your First Novel | The Creative Penn

Here is some excellent advice that you would normally have to go to a writers conference to get.

The first novel is definitely the hardest! You think you have internalized how a story works as a reader and then you discover there is so much to learn. In

Source: Writing And Editing: Five Problems to Avoid in Your First Novel | The Creative Penn