Editing/Revision

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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.” […]

Indie Publishing And The Book-of-My-Heart by Leigh Duncan

Leigh Duncan‘s legions of fans are familiar with her Harlequin romances, but may not be as familiar with her recent venture into indie publishing. Leigh’s last post with RU resonated with so many people, we […]

Imperfect Words: The Unfathomable Power of Placeholders by Damon Suede

Welcome Damon Suede with his latest and greatest post – placeholders! Do you use them? Despise them? Damon’s here to tell us why they’re GREAT! Sing O Muse of the Glory of Placeholders! Praise be […]

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 […]

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