Editing/Revision

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Revisions . . . Or Do I Have to Listen to That Darn Copy Editor? Nan Reinhardt

Oh boy, how many of you have ever thought YOU were right and your copyeditor wrong? Nan Reinhardt is here to tell us why that just might not be so… You’ve sent your editor what […]

Improving Your Writing With AutoCrit by Pat Haggerty

TweetEvery time I think Pat Haggerty can’t out-do his last post on RU, he comes up with another amazing article. Ever heard of AutoCrit? Check out what this software can do for you and your […]

Avoiding Author Intrusion with Sherry Lewis

TweetYou’ve probably heard the term ‘author intrusion’ before, but it’s not specific to one element of your writing. Author Sherry Lewis discusses the different forms of author intrusion and how to avoid them. Welcome to […]

Converting Backstory into Character with Theresa Stevens, Editor

Due to an unexpected glitch, we’re re-running a post by our favorite editor Theresa Stevens! Theresa Stevens joins RU once again (yay!) to lead us through the process of character development. Fire up your printers […]

Now a Word from the Copy Editor . . . Nan Reinhardt

TweetCopyeditor Nan Reinhardt gives us a new word of the day – and a reason to hope we never get to use it when writing our books! Anachronism—it’s a great word, isn’t it? I love […]

When the Book Fights Back by Deborah Blake

I first discovered Deborah Blake‘s Baba Yaga books when a friend of mine recommended them to me. I read the first one, and then the next, and then the next. The stories seemed to flow […]

JANE ERRS – AND SO DO I by Becke Martin Davis

I’ve been on a writing sabbatical since I moved to Chicago and became a full time babysitter for my grandkids. When my own kids were little I managed to keep up with a freelance non-fiction […]

8 Ways to Touch the Heart of Your Reader with Rose Scott

TweetMy guest today, Rose Scott believes every good writer should be a good reader. I’m betting our RU Writing crew out there agrees! Have you ever paid attention to what kinds of books move you […]

And Now a Word from the Copy Editor…Nan Reinhardt

TweetIsn’t it amazing the people you connect with on Social Media? Nan Reinhardt is just one of those people – a copy editor AND a romance author! Who better to write a post for RU? […]

Repeaters, Replicants, and Restarts, Oh My – by Helen Henderson

TweetA couple of years ago, one of my critique partners pointed out that my character sauntered three times in one chapter. It was a good catch on her part because it totally escaped my notice. […]

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