By Gayle Towell
This column illustrates editing techniques by offering detailed edits to paragraphs submitted by the readers.
You're staying with your first draft for all the wrong reasons. It's time to break free and get to the story you were always meant to write!
What can a good writing group do for you? Almost everything.
Got a story that keeps getting turned down for publication? Here's how you can use industry rejection as a critical tool to improve your work.
Struggling to make effective cuts? This article walks you through four strategies for trimming, tightening, and focusing your work.
Using particular details brings your lie to life.
A look at how accepting the crap you write during early drafts can both accelerate the writing process and feed your story.
8 warning signs that you may want to throw your latest manuscript under the lawnmower.
By Erin Reel
Writers have more professional support available to them now than ever before. Erin Reel, The Lit Coach, breaks down the 3 most popular editorial services, giving you the benefits, red flags and more.
The proofreading phase is when a book gets pretty--but the content edit is when you really bring the story home. Here's how to do it right.
Let's face it: the first draft of anything is going to be awful. That's okay. In fact, here's why it's encouraged.
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It's been said that the difference between a good writer and a great writer is editing. So let's hop to it.
Incorporate these principles to not only transition smoothly from scene to scene, but to add a new layer of metaphor for the manipulation of meaning and theme.
Harness The Dramatic Method For Character Action
Know your weaknesses as a writer, and then cull them, fix them.
By Max Barry
Max Barry shares his love/hate relationship with re-writing, and the importance of getting feedback on your initial drafts.
Looks like I got a little ahead of myself...
In this installment, I discuss why I haven't been able to meet the self-imposed deadline I set for myself last month!
A true rewrite is not just editing, proofing or copy-editing, but a complete re-imagining of the work. Here’s a four-part process to fortify writers with a successful re-writing plan that works.