Tag Archives: editing

Dialogue Tags Part 2: 3 Alternative Options

So last week you read my rant claiming the only dialogue tags you should frequently use is “said” and “asked.” But that gets repetitive, doesn’t it? Look, even if you got creative and started using tags like “chirped,” your dialogue … Continue reading

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Dialogue Tags Part 1: The “Said” Debate

Nothing makes me angrier than seeing an infographic full of words someone suggested you should use instead of “said.” Alright, so nothing is a bit strong here, but still. If I’m browsing a Pinterest board and see an infographic like … Continue reading

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Too Many Story Ideas? 5 Ways to Solve It

Writer’s Block is famous (or infamous). Everyone has heard of it and it’s probably the most common problem that plagues writers (other than simply not having the drive/concentration to finish a story). But what about the other issue? What about … Continue reading

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Back From Break

Hello! It’s been about two weeks since I’ve posted because . . . I’ve been editing my sister’s story! Yep. It’s over 400 pages and I was too frightened to read the word count, so I didn’t. (Thankfully, one of … Continue reading

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Pinterest, Ployvore, and Staying Focused

No, this isn’t a post about how I’m always distracted by Polyvore and Pinterest when I’m supposed to write. Actually, they keep me on task. If you don’t know what Pinterest is, I wonder how you know what WordPress is. But … Continue reading

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Forward Progress

I recently started editing an epic fantasy novel’s rough draft that I finished a few weeks ago. One character needed work. It didn’t feel like they contributed to book 1. Instead of simply deleting the character and re-introducing them in … Continue reading

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Writing Websites: Story Analyzer

Every beginning (and even expert) writer should use Story Analyzer. What this site does is scan your story for tons of things you want to watch out for like passive voice, too many “ly” words, wordy writing, and on and … Continue reading

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