19 Self-editing Tips

Originally posted on WordDreams…:
Help! Now that I’ve published my first novel, To Hunt a Sub, I can say from experience that writing it and editing it took equally long periods of time (and marketing is just as involved). After finishing the final rough draft (yeah, sure) and before emailing it to an editor, I…

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Originally posted on JANUARY GRAY REVIEWS:
Authors truly do want to hear from you! Most take Constructive Criticism well, and they want honest feedback. It does not take any time to leave a review. Just mark how many stars you want to give it, and simply say you liked it or not. Even better if…

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