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Finding Your Crutch Words

In our April BookBaby Twitter Chat, Heather R. Todd, professional editor, published writer, and marketing consultant from FirstEditing, shared her thoughts on finding your crutch words and editing your manuscript.
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Crutch Words: Why They Cripple Your Writing

In a conversation, "crutch words" give you an extra second to think of what to say. In writing, they are glaring annoyances that destroy your writing style.
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Life After NaNoWriMo: #BBchat Recap

Heather R. Todd joined our #BBchat to talk about how to effectively navigate the manuscript editing process after NaNoWriMo, or any major writing project.
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You’ve Finished Your Manuscript – But Your Book’s Not Ready For Publishing

Congratulations! You succeeded in the NaNoWriMo challenge. But without a heavy dose of manuscript editing, your book isn't ready for prime time.

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