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.

  • Palaces from Paragraphs: Lessons from the YA Worldbuilding Panel at YALLFest 2018

    Palaces from Paragraphs: Worldbuilding Advice from YALLFest

    Where do you start when creating a world for your sci-fi or fantasy novel? Worldbuilding is an essential component of speculative fiction, but it can seem daunting. Earlier this month, I attended YALLFest 2018 in Charleston, SC (read all about it). One of the panels, titled “Palaces from Paragraphs,” featured prominent YA authors discussing worldbuilding.…

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  • Y’ALLFest 2018 Recap

    One of the fun things about being an editor is that I get to go to various events, conferences, and conventions to learn about all thing literary. This past weekend, I attended Y’ALLFest 2018, a festival dedicated to Young Adult (YA) literature in Charleston, South Carolina. I hung out with good friends and clients Samantha…

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  • How a Writing Coach Can Help You

    How a Writing Coach Can Help You

    Imagine that you’ve hit a road block in your current writing project. You’ve asked your friends for input, and while their support and ideas are helpful, none of it solves your problem. This isn’t something an editor can help you with, either–it runs deeper than grammar or plot timeline. What you need is a writing…

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  • Four Ways to Overcome Fear as a Writer

    I know, it’s been a while since I posted on the blog! My last post was nearly ten weeks ago. I guess I’ve been busy. Between traveling to visit a friend in Atlanta for a publishing event, client work, and two hurricanes, it’s been a busy couple of months. I’m sorry for the delay! But…

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  • Between the Lines Turns One!

    Hello fellow word nerds! We’re taking a break from writing tips and tricks for something super exciting. Between the Lines Editorial has officially been in business for one year! It’s been a year full of learning opportunities, amazing client projects, and perhaps most importantly, self-discovery. To say thank you for coming along for the ride,…

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  • Punctuating Dialogue in Fiction | Person holding book and tea cup

    How to Punctuate Dialogue in Fiction

    I get a lot of questions about punctuating dialogue, and it’s something I’ve noticed writers struggling with lately. Punctuating dialogue can be tricky–when do you use a comma versus a period, and when do you capitalize things? What about question marks? In this post, I’ve highlighted the main questions I receive about punctuation and dialogue,…

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