Hannah Bauman

Hannah is a professional writer and editor with a passion for helping others. When she's not editing a manuscript or blogging, you can find her exploring bookstores and restaurants in Raleigh, NC.

  • The Ultimate Character Questionnaire

    The Ultimate Character Questionnaire

    I’ve written about the basics of developing characters before, but this post is a more in-depth resource for character development. In this ultimate character questionnaire, I’ve compiled a list of questions, traits, and more to help you develop rich characters for your next novel, short story, or script. While not every question/prompt will be applicable to…

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  • Four Types of Editing Every Author Needs to Know About | Between the Lines Editorial

    Four Types of Editing Every Writer Needs to Know About

    You’ve finished your manuscript or draft and it’s time for editing. But did you know that there are multiple types of editing? What kind of editing do you need? This is dependent upon your skill level and the current state of your manuscript. Keep in mind that a manuscript typically requires several types of editing,…

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  • Why You Must Stop Using the Word "Very" | Between the Lines Editorial

    Why the Word “Very” Needs to be Banned

    “Very” is one of those words that editors hate seeing. And we get it, writers; we’re guilty of using it when we can’t think of a better way to say something. Wordsmithing is hard and sometimes our brains just run out of power, and that’s exactly why I’ve put together this blog post. Throw it…

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  • The Basics of Creating Developed Characters | Between the Lines Editorial

    The Basic Anatomy of a Developed Character

    One of the main reasons I’m drawn to a book is because of the characters. Story and plot are important, but without developed characters to drive that story forward, a great plot is useless. Creating a complete character might seem easy, but there are various components that go into the character development process. Today, I’m sharing…

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  • The Truth About the Writer-Editor Relationship | Between the Lines

    The Truth About the Writer-Editor Relationship

    Most editors started as writers, and when working on a manuscript or draft, that can cause problems. Writers fear it, and editors hope to avoid openly doing this: hijacking a manuscript and making it their own. For some editors, it’s a major challenge to not insert your own voice and ideas. I guess that’s the nature of making…

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