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Self Editing Tips

Info Dumps are Momentum Killers

Eliminate info dumps, maintain the momentum of your story and keep your readers engaged.

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Self Editing Tips

Brain Tricks

I’ve spent time proofreading and reading for pleasure. I can’t help but notice the little issues that pop up. Things like missing or misspelled words jump right out the first time I run across them. Then my brain decides to be helpful. Once I know what the passage should say or how the word should…

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Self Editing Tips

The Dreaded Passive Voice

Passive Voice: People worry about words ending in “ing”. The real problem is the combination of “was” and “ing”. Passive Example: She was walking down the street without a care in the world. Active Example: She walked down the street without a care in the world. Be active. Make your writing immediate. Do not remove…

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Best Beta Reader

How Best Beta Reader Works

I can’t help but start with the line – “It works very well. Thank you for asking.” This post is about the nuts and bolts of requesting a  Best Beta Reader critique. It’s amazingly easy. Go to bestbetareader.com. Read the great information on the Home page and click the “Tell Me More!” button. Check out…

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Why Best Beta Reader

Writers need beta readers. There are hundreds, maybe thousands, of posts on the internet that explain why this is so. Writers need beta readers. Your big question right now is,  “Why do writers need Best Beta Reader?” What does a pay service offer that you can’t get somewhere else? The simple answer is – time. You can, and…

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