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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.
straight man

Comedy Or Not, Your Story Needs A Good Straight Man

Your story needs a good straight man (or woman) to bring your comedic, heroic, or otherwise unconventional characters into sharper focus.
dialogue tag

Dialogue Tags: When “Said” Doesn’t Say Enough [Infographic]

"Said" is usually the best solution when attributing a statement to a character, but there are times in your book or short story where a more specific qualifier would do a lot to paint a complete picture.
bad writing

So Bad, It’s Good

Reading and writing "broken" text can teach an appreciation of what works — and what doesn’t — when it comes to great writing.
better writer

How Can You Become A Better Writer?

Make a list of your weaknesses, then actively use this knowledge of yourself to improve your writing to become a better writer.
short fiction

Do You Keep A Short Fiction Journal?

Not only does keeping a journal of short fiction keep your creative writing muscles working, harvesting your short fiction might lead to your next great idea for a novel.
writing great dialogue

Writing Great Dialogue: Create Power Moments Rich In Subtext

Power moments in your story set up life-changing events and propel your story forward. Writing great dialogue often depends on the subtext you create in setting up these moments.

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