4 Reasons Automated Checks will Never Replace an Editor

There is a great benefit to automated checkers, because they'll alert you to the possibility that you're spelling a word incorrectly, using an inordinate number of adverbs, repeating pet phrases. But there's more to good writing than that, and here are four of the reasons that you need a great editor. 1.) SPELL CHECKERS: No … Continue reading 4 Reasons Automated Checks will Never Replace an Editor

Your Conscious Or Subconscious – What To Use While Writing

Excellent advice on the rules of writing!

Story Life

It’s important to have conflict on every page.  And don’t forget to always drive the plot forward.  Make sure you’re always developing your characters.  Use tight sentences that convey a lot of information.  Write natural-sounding dialogue.  Build tension throughout the book and always increase the stakes.  Avoid the passive voice like the plague.  Be true to your characters’ personalities.  Give every person in the book a desire.  Reveal enough to interest the reader, but not so much that it ruins the intrigue.  Build sufficient credibility to suspend disbelief.  Make the reader empathize with the protagonist.

Okay, now close your eyes.

Do you remember every piece of advice you just read?

If you said yes: (1) I hate you, (2) go be a scientist or something.  If you’re like the rest of us, you probably can’t keep all of those things at the forefront of your mind at all times.  If…

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