Three Reasons Your Story Feels Flat

When we generate story ideas, we see them in our minds as perfect gems of literature. When we translate that image into words in a manuscript, even the best fall short of our imagination. Here are three reasons stories can fall flat to readers. Characters act and speak in a vacuum Sometimes we're so energized … Continue reading Three Reasons Your Story Feels Flat

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Finding the Right Copyeditor for Your Fantasy or Sci-Fi Novel

And 5 things to expect from your copyeditor After completing the revisions your developmental editor suggested and maybe made tweaks from your critique partners suggestions, it's time for a copy edit. Whether traditionally publishing or self-publishing, the process is similar. If you aren’t sure of the differences between editors, copyeditors, and proofreaders, see my refresher. … Continue reading Finding the Right Copyeditor for Your Fantasy or Sci-Fi Novel