Editing really, really bad words. Really.

You cannot imagine how useful I found the article, Very and Other Useless Words to Erase Forever from writerscircle.com. The overused words listed in it are: Very/really Suddenly Amazing/awesome That Started This taught me that I really, really have a problem with my manuscript. No, really. I swear, really. It's important to realize that the first draft is going to be the …

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We interrupt the writing of this novel to bring you this message

Authors, you know what it's like when you're on a roll, writing for months with such zeal that your keyboard catches fire? Then suddenly, WHAM, life gets in your way. Distractions steal your time--other projects, people, work, the neighbour's kid's rock band needing a drummer--but never fear! This happens to everyone apparently, and all you …

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Do authors have multiple personalities? Asking for a friend.

"A voluminous litany of curse words spewed from her mouth, all of which would have made hardened criminals on death row blush like nuns." ~ from, Life in the 'Cosm, by Cait Gordon My husband is my first beta-reader. Yeah, I know, you are probably thinking this is as bad as my asking him to …

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