10 ways to show love to your first chapter

Typewriter-Chapter-OneThe beginning of any novel is in many ways the most important part of the book. It’s during those first few paragraphs or pages that the reader decides if they are going to commit to your characters and their story or not. Often when I go to a bookstore I’ll browse the shelves,  read  the first few pages then decide if I’m ready to comment or not. Continue reading

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Simplify your writing with purpose

downloadYou’ve finished writing your first draft and are now you’re charged with the task of revision. In order to create fluid writing, you need to remover clutter from your prose while still maintaining rich language and character descriptions. Here are a few suggestions on how to do that. Continue reading