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Self-Editing: An Author’s Nightmare by Melinda Williams

Types of editing: Line editing Copy editing Substantive editing Developmental editing Proofreading Now what is the difference and how does an author determine which one they need? Let us dig a little deeper… Line Editing: Focuses on the sentence/paragraph. Each sentence is reviewed for structure and flow. This type of edit fixes awkward sentences, wordiness, …
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The Seven Red Flags in Editing: Why Editors & Agents Reject Your Manuscript After the First Pages By Meg LaTorre

What Was I Missing? Ever wonder why, after only submitting the first few pages of your manuscript to an agent, editor, or a Twitter writing contest, your submission was swiftly rejected? Why, after spending countless hours of editing and perfecting those pages in your life’s blood and drowning your doubts in wine, did it get …
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Writing is caging a jellyfish by A.E. Decker

I suppose that requires more explanation. Many authors talk about their “big idea,” or where they drew inspiration for their novel. I generally think of myself more as someone who glues a lot of little ideas together, but the principle is the same. The truth is, a newly conceived story idea is an amorphous mass …