Editing/Revision

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Can’t We All Just Agree to Agree? Part 1 by Nan Reinhardt

Editor Nan is up to bat again–this time with subject-verb agreement. Next time, she’ll tackle pronouns and antecedents–fun! Agreement is always a good thing, right? Well, pretty much, but most especially when it comes to […]

Splices and splits and filters, oh my! By Claire Davon

TweetNote from Becke: I’m a lifelong grammar geek, but that doesn’t mean I have all the skills. Back in middle school, my parents bought me a small framed image from a vintage English book illustrating […]

Organizing Your Novel with Laura Drake

TweetWhether you’re a plotter or panster, keeping track of the whom, what, why, and where in your novel can be problematic. RU Contributor Laura Drake shows us how she streamlines the process.  Learning your writing […]

Jo Robertson on Revision with Diction and Syntax

It’s the last day of the RU hiatus. Carrie, Becke, and I are clearing out the complimentary toiletries in our hotel rooms at the Connaught, while Adrienne, Kelsey, and Tracey are eyeing the last petit four […]

Five Things to Consider During Revisions with Loucinda McGary

As writers, writing means rewriting. Today’s post from the RU archives, written by author Loucinda McGary, addresses points to ponder when you’re revising your story.  In the past six years, I’ve judged a lot of […]

Janice Hardy presents: Five Ways to Describe Emotions Without Making Your Character Feel Too Self Aware

Tweet  We’re on hiatus this week, but we’d like to share a few of our most read posts. Here’s one from 2013 written by author and blogger Janice Hardy.  Emotions are critical to making a […]

12 Online Proofreading and Editing Tools Romance Writers Should Know About

TweetAll good writers know that the story really comes out in the edit. In your first draft you’re hastily bashing the story out as it comes to you, especially if you’re undergoing a challenge like […]

Maximize the Benefits of Your Multi-author Writing Cooperative by Jan O’Hara

TweetI am so excited to welcome the fabulous JAN O’HARA (of Writer Unboxed fame) with her second* RU post. I read Jan’s debut novel, OPPOSITE OF FROZEN, about a week ago and I loved it. […]

Some Formatting Tips That Will Make Your Copy Editor Happy by Nan Reinhardt

Copyeditors are people too! Read Nan Reinhardt’s list of how to make things just a tiny bit easier for them! I realize that as you’re working away on your novel, making your copy editor happy […]

Can I Have 15 Minutes of Your Time? Donna Cummings

Help me welcome Donna Cummings from All About the Writing. Today she’s going to help us raise our productivity level and lower our procrastination level! “Wow, how am I expected to handle that? It’s huge.” […]

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