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Want to know the most important thing about writing dialogue in fiction? If it sounds like a conversation you'd hear in the real world, you've gone horribly wrong somewhere.
More great advice from Anne R. Allen Let’s face it: first chapters are hard. When you’re writing your first draft, you’re writing for yourself—getting to know your characters and their world. You should let everything spill out on the page free of your inner editor’s censorship. But when you’re revising, it’s a different story. You’ll … Continue reading 10 Things Your Opening Chapter Should Do: A Check-List for Self-Editing – Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris
Fake news isn’t our only problem in the era of social media. Fake writing rules are everywhere... Feedback is important for new writers. You don’t want to write in a vacuum. But the most important function of getting feedback may be to help you build up the thick skin you need to survive in this … Continue reading Stupid Writing Rules: 12 Dumb Things New Writers Tell Each Other
There are certain storytelling clichés writers go back to again and again...
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There are two main features to my service that I feel makes me the place to go for your editing needs. Forget about price. You don't want cheap and cheerful. You want an editor who cares as much about the standard of your work as you do. You want someone who doesn't vanish as soon … Continue reading To clarify my processes… (and what makes my service great for you.)
Being self employed and not reliant on the benevolence of an employer means the difference between my being a slave to childcare expenses and running to the beat of someone else's drum, and being in control of my own time and my children not having to go without me being there for them. I want to teach my children by example as well as instruction, that they can be independent if they are willing to put the work in.