Backstory Different From Revelation

We discussed revelation and its importance in writing in the previous episode. In this episode, JoEllen Nordstrom…

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Story Element: Location

Choosing a location can have a big impact on writing a story.  In this episode, Kristina Stanley from Fictionary…

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Copy Editing with Lisa Lepki

One of the most difficult parts of becoming a writer is copy editing. But now, it is made easier and efficient…

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What is a Research Thesis?

The research thesis is a full-length report that focuses your ideas, perspectives, and research on a given topic or…

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What is Reader Knowledge Gained in a Novel?

In this episode, Kristina Stanley and JoEllen Nordstrom will talk about the element called the Reader Knowledge…

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How to Edit the Scenes of Your Book

Let’s review what an editor looks for when evaluating your scenes. This is the methodical method of how to edit the…

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How Editors Work to Strengthen Every Scene

  Structural editing of scenes in fiction writing may be a new concept to many writers. In the past,…

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Action and Sequel Scenes in Fiction Writing

  Kristina Stanley from Fictionary joins JoEllen Nordstrom to talk about action and sequel scenes and their…

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Various Ways of Quoting a Book or Dialogue

Quoting a book within your own writing isn’t as hard to do as some writers may think, and it’s essential to…

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Book Editing Made Easy – Session 4 of 4

Thank you for joining the fourth and last session of our webinars series "Book Editing Made Easy"! Workshop #4 -…

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Middle and Climax of a Scene in Fiction Writing

Kristina Stanley from Fictionary joins JoEllen Nordstrom to talk about the importance of the middle and climax of…

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How To Write A PhD Dissertation

If you’re currently taking a PhD, then you’ll know how long it takes to develop years of research, and now you’re…

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Book Editing Made Easy – Session 3 of 4

Thank you for joining the third session of our webinars series "Book Editing Made Easy"! Workshop #3 - Edit Your…

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Flashbasks in Fiction Writing

In this episode, Kristina Stanley from Fictionary joins JoEllen Nordstrom to talk about flashbacks in fiction…

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Self Editing Tips To Improve your Manuscript

Self-editing is usually the next step for a writer after you’ve finished the story you’ve agonised over for months,…

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Book Editing Made Easy – Session 2 of 4

Thank you for joining the second session of our webinars series "Book Editing Made Easy"! Workshop #2 - Basic…

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Backstory Different From Revelation

We discussed revelation and its importance in writing in the previous episode. In this episode, JoEllen Nordstrom…

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Book Editing Made Easy – Session 1 of 4

Thank you for joining our seminar! Here is the replay: On this webinar you learned "How to Traditionally…

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What Do Editors Look for in a Romance Novel?

Believability | Chemistry The number-one thing editors will say when they edit a romance novel is that the love…

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Tips for writing a perfect first chapter

Keeping your readers turning the pages and recommending your book to their friends could lead to your book becoming a…

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Revelation with Kristina Stanley

  Whether you’re a fiction writer or professional editor, this series is for you! Whenever a character…

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How to Improve Manuscript Readability

In this episode, Hayley Milliman, the content lead for ProWritingAid, joins JoEllen Nordstrom and they are…

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Differentiate Tension From Conflict in Fiction Writing

  In this episode of our continuing series on the 38 story elements, Kristina Stanley from Fictionary joins…

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Why Clarity Should Be The Ultimate Goal of Every Writer

First Editing and ProWritingAid presents a new monthly series, with its new topic - 'Writers Goal' - Editing Tools…

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