Scene Opening and Closing Types

A scene can open with dialogue, thought, description, or action. Check that your client is not boring readers by…

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What an Editor Looks for in a Structural Edit for Fiction

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So You Want a Book Editing Service

Congratulations! You’ve finished your book. You’ve spent hours planning, writing, re-writing, and exhausting your…

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What Does A Technical Editor Do?

Writing and editing are two different kettles of fish. Responsible for the creative output and content, writers…

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What Type of Editing Do You Need?

Find out what type of editing you need before you hire an editor! Watch this short video which outlines the entire…

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Editing vs Proofreading

What is the difference between editing vs proofreading? When comparing editing vs proofreading be aware of their…

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How to Perform a Sentence-Level Copy Edit

Remember, editing is a journey. Learn how to self-edit and master your writing skills. If you feel overwhelmed by…

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The POV Goal Internal of Fiction Writing

In this episode Kristina Stanley from Fictionary sits down with JoEllen Nordström and talk about the point of view…

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How Can Academic Editing Services Help Me?

“I’m a good writer. I don’t need anyone to edit my research!” Have you ever said that? Or have you ever…

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Writing a Novel: 5 Things You Must Know

Writing a novel is different from any other kind of literary works you might have done so far. The length, prose…

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The Point of View of Fiction Writing

The point of view character for a scene is a promise to readers that they will experience that scene from that…

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Characters Per Scene in Fiction Writing – Story Element #01

The love for your characters will keep your readers coming back. The Characters Per Scene element gives you a quick…

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Learn How To Edit Your Story Elements

A great fiction story is made up of a collection of great scenes that flow smoothly from one to another. Learn to…

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Five Essential Tips for Writing

As professional book editors, we work with a wide variety of materials. We see everything from archaeology research…

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How to Self-Edit Faster and More Efficiently

Self-Edit your novel faster in an organized fashion using the 38 Story Elements as your guideline. Begin by evaluating…

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Five Principles of a Thorough Self-Editing Process

  Writing a book is a self-fulfilling activity. Self-editing can be equally satisfying when you understand…

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How to Navigate the Four Stages of Book Editing: A Professional Editor’s Guide

As originally posted on ProWritingAid.com.     Book Editing - It takes a great number of aspects…

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6 Steps to Hiring a Good Book Editor

As originally posted on ProWritingAid.com.     Editing is the most important investment you will…

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10 Common Editing Mistakes Authors Make (and How to Fix Them)

As originally posted on ProWritingAid.com     There are thousands of minor details you must…

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Professional Editor Vs. Self-Editing Software: How to Get the Most Out of Both

As originally posted on ProWritingAid.com Writing is a creative skill honed over a lifetime. You can transform your…

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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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Objects of Fiction Writing – Improve Your Story Writing

Objects of Fiction Writing - Watch a film without props or a backdrop, and you'd probably get confused or bored. You'd…

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How to Get the Best Story Edit with Kristina Stanley

Join Kristina Stanley, the founder of Fictionary, who is co-hosting Publishing Power. We discuss the most advanced…

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What is Copy Editing with JoEllen Nordström

Do you know what type of editing your manuscript needs? Know how to identify who is qualified and who you can trust for…

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