Editing Made Easy
Hiring a freelance editor can be costly. The more you can do to revise your own manuscript, the fewer editorial expenses you are likely to incur. A popular reference book is Self-editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King.
These articles may also be helpful.
- Editing Levels & Needs by Thelma Mariano
- 10 Things Your Freelance Editor Might Not Tell You – But Should
- Is Your Story READY for a Professional Edit? by Thelma Mariano
- Master Guide to Selecting the Best Book Editor (Kindlepreneur)
p.s.— Kindlepreneur.com offers practical marketing advice for self-published authors.
- More Common Mistakes by Susan Snowden
- Editing Tools – Track Changes or Highlighted Text
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The Story-writing Craft
When it comes to learning how to write fiction, we should remember the 10,000-hour rule. That’s roughly how much work and practice it takes to become proficient in any field, whether it’s a traditional profession or in the creative arts. 10,000 hours is equivalent to five years of full-time, focused work. There is no quick fix.
I strongly recommend Jessica Page Morrell’s book, Thanks, But This Isn’t For Us. It’s an excellent guide on story construction: the pitfalls as well as the techniques that will bring your story to life.
Some useful articles:
- 8 Pointers for Writing Your Novel by Thelma Mariano
- Make Your Characters Unforgettable by Thelma Mariano
- Tips on Creating Reader Tension by Thelma Mariano
- Creating Believable High Stakes by C.S. Lakin
- Ten Simple Keys to Effective Plot Structure by Michael Hauge
- Six-Stage Plot Structure by Michael Hauge
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- 7 Critical Elements of a Great Book by Amanda Patterson