10 Common Corrections I Make When Copyediting
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10 Common Corrections I Make When Copyediting

Julie Glover Whether the manuscript is a historical romance, an urban fantasy, or a contemporary teen novel, I’ve learned to expect certain errors when copyediting. They are so common and understandable that they appear in most manuscripts—including my own. It’s a good idea for writers to look for these mistakes themselves, before handing the manuscript Read more

What Do You Need to Write Regularly?
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What Do You Need to Write Regularly?

by Julie Glover “I need to write!” How often do I say that to myself? How often do you say that to yourself? It can be a challenge to find the time, space, and motivation to write. Let’s tackle each of those and address getting what we need to write regularly. Your Writing Space “A Read more

Time Management for Writers Who Hate Time Management
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Time Management for Writers Who Hate Time Management

by Julie Glover Have you tried using planners? Time management apps? Color-coded spreadsheets with goals and deadlines? And yet nothing seems to work? Welcome to my club! In case you’re a bit like me, let’s talk about time management for writers who hate time management. First, what doesn’t work. The System of Someone Who’s Not Read more

The Social Side of Social Media for Writers
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The Social Side of Social Media for Writers

Julie Glover Social media can be a fantastic way for authors to connect with resources, share about their books, promote events, and more. But there’s another aspect of social media for writers—the social part. I’ve experienced many benefits of making friends online. And you can too. Pearls of Writing Wisdom If you want to find Read more

5 More Quick Dialogue Tips: Round 2
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5 More Quick Dialogue Tips: Round 2

By Julie Glover The last time I was here, I gave five quick tips from my workshop on “Writing Dialogue That’s Real But Even Better.” But there are ten tips in that presentation, so here are the second five! Remember, all of these are subtle changes that, over the course of a novel, add up Read more

5 Quick Dialogue Tips: Round 1
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5 Quick Dialogue Tips: Round 1

By Julie Glover I enjoy presenting workshops, and the latest one I did was on “Writing Dialogue That’s Real But Even Better.” Toward the end, I give ten tips for writing dialogue, and I figured I’d share five of them with y’all today and five next time! (All examples come from YA paranormal short stories Read more

How Much of Our Real Life Shows Up in Our Fiction?
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How Much of Our Real Life Shows Up in Our Fiction?

by Julie Glover When my husband read the first draft of the first novel I ever wrote, he asked about my protagonist, “Is this you?” That’s hardly the only time that question has come up. How much of our real lives and personalities go into the characters and world we writers create? Our readers, including Read more