Self-Editing

  • Creating a Style Sheet for Your Novel or Blog | Between the Lines Editorial

    Creating a Style Sheet for Your Novel or Blog

    Whether you’re writing for your blog or your latest novel, you probably have preferences about certain elements of your writing. Maybe you love the Oxford comma. Maybe you have an alien language you need to keep track of. Maybe it’s both! Keeping track of those stylistic things makes life a lot easier as you begin…

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  • Why You Need a Manuscript Critique

    Manuscripts always benefit from having another set of eyes look it over, whether that’s in the form of a copy edit, a proofread, a developmental edit, or even a simple manuscript critique. Some editors might suggest not having your manuscript critiqued, and insist on developmental edits or copy edits first. After all, critiques are entirely…

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  • 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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