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.

  • Why You Should Show And Tell in Your Novel

    When I was an undergrad student many moons ago in 2012, I took my first collegiate-level creative writing workshop. That course brought me two things: The Elements of Style by Strunk & White (a literary world classic) and the phrase “show, don’t tell.” As I shared on my Instagram last month, this introduction to the…

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  • Writing the Enemies to Lovers Trope

    Enemies to lovers is a popular trope, especially in sci-fi and fantasy novels. How can you bring your pair together and make readers ship them? What is Enemies to Lovers? The enemies to lovers trope is when two characters start off as enemies and, over the course of a book or series, end up in…

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  • Romance Tropes in Novels

    At the time of publishing this post, it’s almost Valentine’s Day! But regardless of when you’re reading this, romance in literature is still fun for both the author and the reader. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen me talking about tropes before. Some romance tropes are very popular among readers, and what’s…

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  • Four Ways to Control Pacing in Your Novel

    How do you know if your novel’s pacing is right? What changes can you make to adjust the pacing and keep readers hooked? There are a few different elements of your manuscript you can play with to create effective pacing. Let’s get started. What is pacing? Simply put, pacing is the speed at which your…

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