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your own writing

Editing Your Work: Things You Don’t See In Your Own Writing

It's easier to find flaws in someone else's work than it is in your own. There's a lot you can do to minimize errors and make your writing shine, but another set of eyes on your work is always a good idea.
write like you're someone else

Write Like You’re Someone — Or Something — Else

Approaching your craft from a different artistic perspective can unlock new ideas and expand your creative toolkit.
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The Multi-Layer Book Edit

Be mindful of your work’s impact, implications, strengths, and weaknesses — at the micro and macro levels — to be a more powerful and versatile writer.
idioms

Nine Idioms Traced To Their Origins

We use idioms all the time — after all, these phrases came into use because their figurative meanings can really make a point. But the origins of many common idioms are not easy to guess.
editing software

How Editing Software Helps Improve Your Manuscript

Editing software uses powerful algorithms to compare your content with that of thousands of published authors. It finds where your writing is clunky or awkward and helps you turn your words into dynamic prose that gets readers’ attention.
is your book finished

Is Your Book Finished?

How great would it be to have a device to stick into the pages of your book to tell you when it's done? It’s the same for new, inexperienced writers and published authors alike: sometimes it’s hard to gauge when your manuscript is truly finished.
violent imagery

Is Your Violent Imagery Sublime… Or Sloppy?

Whatever your subject matter, be mindful of how, where, and when you evoke violent imagery. Such language can be powerful, but used without care, it signals lazy — and potentially corrosive — writing.

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