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Stop…Too Much Detail with Helen Henderson

Helen Henderson joins us today to talk about details. How much is too much or too little? Read on… By way of introduction of myself to RU, in my various misspent lives I’ve been a […]

They’re Only Words by Vanessa Knight

Welcome back to Vanessa Knight! She posted with us last April with a fabulous post – Nerds Unite – Plotting is Awesome! They’re only words. Yeah right. As I sit here staring at a blank […]

Tighten Your Writing Style by Rayne Hall

Rayne Hall shows us how to mince words and add pop to your prose.  Welcome to RU, Rayne! Here are five tricks to slim down your words, tone up your style, and reveal the muscle […]

How To Beta Your Book by Bronwen Evans

Beta readers play an important role in a story’s success, but how do you find one who will give you constructive feedback? Author Bronwen Evans walks us through her process of selecting beta readers. (You’ll want to […]

Letting Go with Hazel Gaynor

You’ve finished your book and yet you can’t resist another round of editing. Maybe your book is ready for submission, but you’re not. USA Today and NY Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor addresses the fears […]

7 Simple Tricks to Become a Successful Self-Editor with Lesley Vos

Everyone knows that good editing is essential, but don’t send an agent or a potential publisher a manuscript that doesn’t look like a million bucks. Lesley Vos provides some great tips to get you there. You’re a […]

Editing and Proofreading Tidbits by Karen R. Sanderson

When you’re looking for a guest for RU and you run across a woman on twitter named Word Shark? Oh yeah, you can bet she’s going to get an invite! Karen Sanderson aka The Word […]

Manuscript Readiness with Heather Webb

 Heather Webb joins us today to give us the crucial clues to know when our manuscript is ready to go. Manuscript Readiness: Time to Bust out the Checklist By Heather Webb Deciding when your manuscript is ready […]

When the Gazillionth Pass Through Your Manuscript Tries to Kill You by Heather Webb

How many drafts does it take for you to get your story the way you want it? Two? Ten? A gazillion? If option three rings a bell, this post is for you. Please welcome back […]

Five Ways to Make Good Writing Great by Linda George

Welcome first -time poster Linda George! RU Writers – do you need to make your writing strong, brighter, faster? Then read this lecture and empower your writing! When a rejection letter says, “Unfortunately, the writing […]

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