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If you’re a novel writer or a screenwriter, visit this page for helpful tips and advice that will help teach you how to write a book. Creative writing, fiction writing, and editing can be hard. Use these helpful tips on your journey to becoming a successful writer!

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The Types of Transitions You Need to Help Smooth Out Your Writing

The title is awkward and probably more of a mouthful than needed, but live and let learn, right?

Transitions are a weird thing to think about. It seems like common sense that writers would know how to transition from one sentence to the next, or one paragraph to the next, or even one chapter to the next. But time and time again, I see lack of transitions as one of the biggest problems for writers. Naturally, I decided it was time to write a blog post about it with the hopes of helping writers to be more aware about the different types of transitions that can be used.

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My Top Tips for World Building

World building is a huge topic to cover, but it’s also one that is important when thinking about crafting your story. Whether the world is real or made up world, it’s necessary to bring the setting alive for readers to help them get invested in your book! World building also ridiculously cool (when done right). I’m going to break down my top world building tips for you, and your goal is to implement these tips into your story in different ways.

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The Four Stages of Editing (and why they're REALLY important)

There’s a lot of confusion among writers and editors (if we’re being completely honest) about the different types of editing stages that a manuscript goes through. So here I am, ready to dispel some of that misinformation (or to cause more misinformation, I guess you never know). The problem with naming different types of editing is that no one can quite agree on what to call the four stages. Is it line or substantive? Copyedit or proofread? Developmental or manuscript assessment?

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Cut the Filler Words That Kill Your Writing

If you’re not a big vlog person, then skip the video above and read the summary below.

As writers, we all have a tendency to use extra, unneeded (see what I did there?) filler words that slow down the pacing of our writing and kill the overall effect. So what are these words that we need to axe from our writing?

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Writing a Query: It's All in the Details

Oh man. There are so many big events happening right now for writers (i.e., Pitch Wars and pitmad and conferences with pitch opportunities). Events that mean we writers must be on our A game when it comes to queries. Which is enough to make my head spin. And then I get dizzy, and I have to self-soothe with chocolate and wine . . .

Anyway, QUERIES! The single most terrifying part of being a writer. Plotting, outlining, drafting, writing a whole 90,000-word book. No problem.

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