Believable dialogue is the key to revealing your characters, establishing a scene's tone and atmosphere, and advancing your storyline. Learn to incorporate speech tags and action beats. Follow our ten tips to write effective dialogue.
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Setting isn't just a backdrop. Find out how to deepen and enrich your characters, plot, and theme by creating settings that stand out.
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Before delivering your manuscript to an editor, do these easy tasks to save yourself time, money, and probably a few headaches too.
Create attainable, sustainable writing goals and plan for recovery when you can't hit the target.
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Did you know there's one type of editing that can make your writing stand out the most? Editor and writing coach Gina Edwards describes where and how line editing fits in the editing and revision process, and why every writer should learn the skills to line-edit their own work.
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