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How to Use Paragraph Breaks to Guide the Reader’s Experience 

Always good information from Ms Weiland. Here is a recent post about how and why to use paragraph breaks. To help us all make reading an even more pleasant experience for the people we write for!

Enjoy!

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Writers must use paragraph breaks to direct a reader’s experience of the story’s action and pacing. Here are three guiding principles to keep in mind.

Source: Critique: How to Use Paragraph Breaks to Guide the Reader’s Experience – Helping Writers Become Authors

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Hints For Working With An Editor

eraser1Chelsey Clammer makes some good points about working with an editor. I especially like the “overcommunication” idea!

Works for me!

http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/81-TheSubmission-WorkingWithEditors.html

EDITING 101: 06 – He Said / She Said: Dialogue Tags… — Don Massenzio’s Blog

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog: Originally posted as the Dun Writin’—Now Whut? series on this blog, EDITING 101 is a weekly refresher series for some of you and brand new for others. Courtesy of Adirondack Editing He Said / She Said: Dialogue Tags “Can you pass the salt?” Richard asked. “Like hell,” Katherine muttered. “Did…

via EDITING 101: 06 – He Said / She Said: Dialogue Tags… — Don Massenzio’s Blog

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3 Reasons Authors Need Style Sheets 

Robin Rivera on writeonsisters discusses something that many authors are not even aware of – Style Sheets. Read her post and learn about something that can save you money and your editor time. In addition, it will make sure your story turns out the way you want it.

When I create a style sheet, I use excel. I have columns that list the various things I want the proofer or editor to know (depending on why I’m creating a style sheet): character names (in order of appearance), odd spellings and location names are a few of the typical things I note. I also note the style guide I am using to answer basic questions of comma usage and how to handle titles of things (books, movies, articles…). If I plan on going against a particular style guide rule, then I’ll note that as well, to save me a lot of time back what an editor might want to naturally correct. It is easy for me to cut and paste information from anything I am editing or writing into this document. And if I’m passing an edited manuscript onto a proofer, it saves a lot of time and headache for them and the author, as well.

They take a little time, but they are well worth it!

**Please read the Amazon notice in this post. It’s important information for every author publishing on kdp.Amazon!

3 Reasons Authors Need Style Sheets » WriteOnSisters.com

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Editing 101

Here is the Editing presentation I promised the lovely participants at the Wisconsin Writers Association (WWA) conference this weekend in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. I’ve got it here as a power point and a pdf, depending on the software you have available to you.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!bow

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Please feel free to contact me with any other editing or publishing questions. I enjoy helping fellow writers!

Editing 101  (Power point)

Editing 101   (PDF)

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