January 4, 2019

Most writers agree that hiring an editor to find the errors in their book before they publish is a good idea. But when you start talking about story-level editing (sometimes called developmental editing or content editing), some writers balk. They feel that the plot an...

May 27, 2016

A developmental edit is an edit that focuses on story-level concerns such as plot, pacing, character development, and point of view. Because of its focus on big-picture issues, it comes earlier in the writing process than does a line edit (which focuses on the craft of...

December 22, 2014

In order for a book to be great, two things are required: great writing and great storytelling. You’re not alone if you are asking, “Aren’t those things the same?” While they certainly go hand in hand, they are two distinctly different skills, and chances are you are b...

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