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How to Punctuate with Precision – A Helpful Guide for Indies

How to Punctuate with Precision – A Helpful Guide for Indies

Back in September, I put together a quick reference editing guide to help my fellow indies with their editing woes. I wanted to provide tools that would make the editing process easier. But I also wanted to help indies spot a skillful editor – a daunting task considering the wide variety of options. That guide …

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Make Line Editing Easy – A Helpful Guide for Indies

Make Line Editing Easy – A Helpful Guide for Indies

The top piece of feedback I note in reviews of self-published fiction is lack of proper editing. We’re talking about line edits here; basic spelling, grammar and structure. This tends to be the first thing most readers notice, because it breaks up the flow and makes the story difficult to read. A high number of …

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Characters Won’t Always Do What You Want

Characters Won’t Always Do What You Want

Characters are fickle creatures. They’ll waltz into your stories, demand more than you ever intended to give them, and linger long after you’ve finished writing about them. Mine like to whisper extra tidbits about their lives, which I use for writing prompt responses. Characters get away with all this because they’re a critical component of …

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The Dark Side of Fandom

The Dark Side of Fandom

This past weekend (as I write this) my husband and I saw Solo: A Star Wars Story. It was always a given we would go, even though the trailers didn’t catch my attention. But we were both shocked to find that only a week after opening, it had been shoved into the smallest theater in …

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Leaving a Legacy in the Digital Age

Leaving a Legacy in the Digital Age

On May 24th the Internet mourned the passing of John “TotalBiscuit” Bain, a prominent game critic, e-sports caster and Youtuber who spent the last four years fighting cancer. On May 28th, the pillars of his podcast gathered to memorialize him, and after listening to their heartfelt memories, I decided to write this post. I never …

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Never Say Never and Other Bad Advice

Never Say Never and Other Bad Advice

I spend a lot of time reading writing advice. It’s useful to know how other writers solve certain problems; they often think of solutions I don’t. I have an entire tumblr tag of writing advice I find useful and I share its contents whenever I find a writer struggling with similar problems. But I’ve stumbled …

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