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Monday Advice from Agents and Editors: Kill all the darling, puffy babies!

In his 1914 Cambridge lecture “On the Art of Writing,” Arthur Quiller-Couch said,      “If you here require a practical rule of me, I will present you with this: ‘Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally … Continue reading

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The Best Writing Advice

John Scalzi is a Film Critic/Columnist, Writer/Editor, Freelance writer, Novelist (his own words). He’s a New York Times best seller in fiction and has won the Hugo, the Locus, the Seiun and Kurd Lasswitz awards. His works have been translated … Continue reading

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Monday Advice from Editors and Agents: Use [Only] the Right Words

Marilyn Brigham has a popular workshop she’s presented at writers’ conferences. It’s called, The Editor’s Eye: Powerful Word Choice & Sentence Structure. Repetition and Clutter are two of her main topics. Liz Pelletier has put together an intensive novel editing … Continue reading

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