Effective self-editing enables you to submit a cleaner ms to your chosen editor, so any tip that helps you improve your self-editing process has to be worth considering – like to give Margaret Skea’s editing backwards technique a try?
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Like to write more convincing dialogue in your fiction? Let professional editor Richard Bradburn alert you to the ancient Greek technique of “maid and butler dialogue” – and convince you why you should avoid it now!
Whether you’re a planner or a pantser, you’ll find John Lynch’s review of the Plottr plotting tool may help you turn out more flowing, flawless stories faster.
Do you write standalone books but fancy writing a series? It may be easier than you think to make the transition. Read Kate Frost’s case study of how she almost inadvertently became a successful series writer and why she’s glad she did.
Wondering whether to take part in NaNoWriMo this November? Still wondering what on earth it is? Find the answers to these questions in Debbie Young’s practical, informative post drawing on case studies from other ALLi author members.
A fun discussion about punctuation (yes, it can be fun!) with bestselling novelist and historian Dominic Selwood about his 21st century approach to the rules of commas, semi-colons, and more
Celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz may not be the obvious role model for a writer – but as Lee McKenzie explains in her post today, she’s just one of many artists working in other art forms from whom authors may draw inspiration and ideas. We learn a lot about writing from other writers, but sometimes […]
Learn to boost the power of your fiction writing by borrowing dramatic techniques used to add power to story on screen and stage, following these five key tips from award-winning playwright Jules Horne
Do you dread self-editing? Learn to embrace and enjoy it – and to do it faster and better – with this simple checklist of 8 top tips by ProWritingAid’s Hayley Millman – suitable for writers in every genre
A handy checklist of different ways to self-edit your books more effectively, saving you money on your professional editor’s bills (if you use one), and creating a better experience for your readers – a good quick read for beginner writers and experienced self-publishers