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2 Simple Strategies to Format Your Scene List
Your first choice when you create your scene list is the format you’ll use. Document or spreadsheet? Learn the pros and cons of both, plus download free scene list templates to get you started.
4 Ways to Use a Scene List, Your Indispensable Editing Tool
Your scene list is one of the most important tools you’ll use in the developmental editing process. Here are four reasons to create one.
Value Shifts: How to Craft Compelling Change in Every Story
Stories are about change. Here’s how to identify what changes in your story—and why that’s a critical part of the editing process.
5 Novel Editing Tips for When You’re Afraid You Don’t Have What It Takes
Overwhelmed by editing? Wondering if you’re really up for the challenge? You’re not alone. Try these five strategies to edit with confidence.
Three-Act or Four-Act Structure: Which Is Best for Your Novel?
Stuck in the middle of your story? Three-act structure might not help. Try this four-act structure instead.
5 Free Ways to Get Feedback on Your Writing
You can get fantastic feedback on your writing for free—as long as you know whom to seek out, when to ask for feedback, and what kind of feedback to ask for.
3 Simple Steps to Edit Absolutely Anything in Your Novel
When you’re doing a developmental edit on a story, you can change absolutely anything. Use this three-step process to find the right changes and tell your best story.
8 Questions Your Editor Will Ask About Your Novel
When you reach out to an editor, they’ll ask you these eight questions. Answer them now to get clarity about your book, your goals, and how an editor can help you.
How to Identify Your Protagonist’s Want and Need (And Why Those Matter to Your Plot)
Two questions to craft a compelling character arc—and create an irresistible climax and resolution of your novel.
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