Editing/Revision

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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 […]

Hit the Ground Running! (Grabbing an Editor’s/Reader’s Attention With The First Line)

Help me welcome author Sedonia Guillone who is a published author in LBGT and erotic romance. Today she’s going to tell us how to take our first line from boring to BODACIOUS! One of the […]

Jo Robertson on Revision with Diction and Syntax

Author Jo Robertson visits the RU campus today with an excellent post on the importance of sentence structure and word choices.  Welcome back to RU, Jo!  One of the greatest tools in the author’s arsenal […]

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