• The Basic Anatomy of a Developed Character

    The Basics of Creating Developed Characters | Between the Lines Editorial

    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

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

    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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  • What Editors Actually Do and Why You Need One

      Whether you’re a writer, know a writer, or are just an avid reader, you’ve probably heard of the “editor.” What is an editor and why are they so important in the publishing process? As an editor, I can tell you exactly what editors do. Professional editing is far beyond proofreading and spell checking (those things…

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