Category Archives: Revision

Wax On, Wax Off: 5 Areas To Polish Before Submitting A Manuscript

Trying to put that final bit of spit and polish on your manuscript before hitting publish or submitting it for publication can seem like a never-ending process.  Here are some tips on how to focus that energy in the best directions.


External and Internal Conflict: The Killer Combination

Conflict is the fuel that powers your story to great heights. Using both external and internal conflict is like adding a turbo booster that can take it beyond the speed of sound and maybe even into outer space.


Building Characters Layer by Layer

We create our characters out of nothing and it needs to be done correctly for our readers to believe in them, to hate them, to love them. James Scott Bell takes us through that process in today’s trip to The Kill Zone.