A well-constructed story has the right blend of facts and narrative. This post turns this concept into a sweet and colorful metaphor.

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You may think your manuscript is ready for publication, but are there holes in your story? A beta reader can help determine if there's still work to do.

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Here's the first post in a series that will focus on writing lessons authors can glean from some of the great shows airing in this golden age of TV.

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The truth and narrative of your story — also known as fabula and syuzhet — work in tandem to provide a satisfying read.

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There are many ways to take a critical pass at your writing to tighten up your narrative and make it more enjoyable for your reader. Asking yourself "Why do I need this in my story?" from a macro to micro level, is one approach.

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Use an editing pass to produce a map of your reader's suspension of disbelief. Once you've created a universe in which your reader is immersed, you can focus on polishing your manuscript for publication.

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This twist on editing can turn those red marks on the page into something a writer craves. Red pen praising only highlights the best of a writer's work.

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