Monday's Motivation

Streamline: Basic Edits You Can Make to Improve Your Writing (Part 3)

Well, we’ve made it! This is our final week in the series “Streamline”. We’ve covered the basics from words to avoid to dialogue tips. Today, we’re focusing on a new topic—which is backstory. Backstory is essentially the history or background of a character. It’s a piece any great writer should consider. For characters to present… Continue reading Streamline: Basic Edits You Can Make to Improve Your Writing (Part 3)

Monday's Motivation

Streamline: Basic Edits You Can Make to Improve Your Writing (Part 2)

Last week, we discussed some basic ways to avoid wordiness in our writing. If you’d like to check out specific examples or that post, click here. This week, we’re moving onto dialogue. There is perhaps nothing we complicate more and yet dialogue doesn’t have to be messy for writers. Here’s some basic rules: #1: Never… Continue reading Streamline: Basic Edits You Can Make to Improve Your Writing (Part 2)

Monday's Motivation

Streamline: Basic Edits You Can Make to Improve Your Writing (Part 1)

You’ve come to the final word, on the final page of your manuscript. You’ve spent long days and long nights at the keyboard, and you want the end result to shine. So what’s next? Editing. Editing for some writers is the grueling step-sister of the creative process, but it really should be more like the… Continue reading Streamline: Basic Edits You Can Make to Improve Your Writing (Part 1)