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Proofreading Your Work

Proofreading your own work is one of the most demanding tasks required as you ready your manuscript to meet the world.  Why? Because the brain sees what it thinks is there. Count the number of errors in the excerpt above.  … Continue reading

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Conquer Your Computer

The first thing to understand is that, contrary to outward appearances, the computer is not deliberately trying to frustrate you. Kicking it or throwing it against the wall will not make it behave any better, and is probably not covered … Continue reading

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Polish Your Prose Word by Word

No, I’m not talking about checking each word for spelling errors or typos, although that is also part of the final polish. What I’m talking about is rooting out particular words that are so common in everyday speech, but make … Continue reading

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3 Tips to Keep the Keys Clicking

Everyone wants to write faster, but writers get obsessed over it in November, National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. The goal is to write 50,000 words during the month. Believe me, that is not an easy task. So here are … Continue reading

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Don’t Beat Up Your Editor

If you can do it yourself, do it. Continue reading

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