• Four Types of Editing Every Writer Needs to Know About

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

    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 the Word “Very” Needs to be Banned

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

    “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 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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