• 40 Crutch Words to Eliminate from Your Prose

    Hello, writers! Have you ever been self editing and wondered what you can do to make your prose stronger? Or, have you ever received a draft back from an editor–a draft you’ve already gone over multiple times yourself–and noticed lots of deletions? You’re not alone. We all use crutch words when we speak, and those words…

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  • Facebook Groups for Writers

    Facebook Groups for Writers

    Social media giants Facebook and Twitter have been around for 11 years, and they’re not slowing down anytime soon. Being active on social media is important now more than ever, and whether you’re self-publishing or going the traditional route, networking is key for success as an author. To quote the famous journalist Germany Kent: “If…

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  • How Going Outside Will Make Your Book Better

    Hi! It’s been a while since I posted on Between the Lines–life has been extraordinarily busy for me these last couple of months and I haven’t had time to blog. However, this new post is brought to you by JT Pledger, a novelist, screenwriter, and copywriter. We connected in the Between the Lines Writer’s Nook,…

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  • Quick Guide to Self-Editing

    Quick Guide to Self-Editing Success

    While every writer should invest in hiring a professional editor, sometimes you don’t have the time or budget, or sometimes it’s not something an editor needs to look at. I’ve created this quick guide for self-editing to help you whether you’re doing the first round of edits on your next novel, editing a paper for…

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  • Frequently Misused Homonyms and How to Actually Use Them

    Frequently Misused Homonyms and How to Use Them

    “Your, you’re.” “There, their, they’re.” “To, too, two.” These homonyms, or words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings, are crucial to good, clear writing. I see plenty of people using them correctly, but I also see plenty of writers misusing these words occasionally.  Below is a super short, super quick guide to the…

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