Master Lists

Master List – Editing Tips

A growing list of resources on how to revise and edit your own work: Step Away and Let it Sit Find a Great Beta Reader Join a Critique Group Organize your Novel Edits Revise your manuscript (this Self-Directed FREE 30 Day Workshop is a goldmine) Try the 10 Rs of Revisions Replace VERY with these alternate words Beware of adjectives and… Read more »

Master List – Show vs Tell

A growing list of resources to help you figure out how (and when) to show vs. tell: Never name emotions Use active verbs and action tags Prove it! Use sensory language and be descriptive Avoid telling emotions and motivations Know when to tell Describe emotions without naming them (and other tips) Writing with emotion Keep “intruder words”… Read more »