Ready to edit your books from NaNoWriMo or just one you’ve had in a drawer for a while? Here are some terrific ideas from The Write Practice blog.
Here’s an interview with a top literary agent about the first five pages of your novel. Amy Boggs is currently open to queries. See her preferences on the Donald Maass Literary Agency site. (Also, be sure to read The Fire in Fiction by Donald Maass. It’s amazing!)
From The Write Practice blog, here are some great notes about what works in dialogue and what doesn’t. Click on the link below.
Make your writing come alive. Dump most of the modifiers. Here’s a post to tell you why and how.
Here’s a great resource to help you clean up your manuscript.
Here’s a great collection of links to help you answer sticky technical questions in a flash.
If you are revising a book or article, get to know this important professional resource.
Improve your writing style with the Find tool in your word processing program. Set it to look for each of these words. Examine the sentences and eliminate any extra baggage. The difference will amaze you.
Here, on Kristen Lamb’s amazing blog for writers, is part three in a series on improving your dialogue skills. Check it out!
If you are going to use those three little dots (yes, always three), do it correctly. Click on the link to find out how.