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A Diet Program for your Writing

A Diet Program—for Your Writing!

You want the essence of your writing to come through, but needless words and phrases can get in the way and weigh down your prose. Solution: put your writing on a five-step diet.

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5 Must Checks in Book Revisions

I’m in the middle of revisions right now for the third book in my Dusty Deals Mystery series.  I’m not actually done with the book yet, but I took a break from writing this novel to go back and revise a few things that were bugging me. I do this […]

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Revision: Checklist for Compelling Characters

Without compelling characters your book will get tossed aside faster than a vacuous date. What pieces do you need in place? Here’s a checklist for the all-important rewrites.

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Revision: Six Steps to Story Strength

Any of the following will cause story-strength fail. Fix them and your story will engage your reader through the end of your book and beyond.

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Review of online grammar writing tool: Grammarly

Grammarly – A Review Grammarly is a site that lets you upload sections of your writing to have them checked for grammar, punctuation, style, etc. How Does It Work? Grammarly is very easy to use. Simply copy the text you’d like to analyze and paste it into the window. Select […]

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