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I’m Thankful For My English Teachers
Everyone begins somewhere. For me, my spark started with the guidance, kindness, or even criticism of my mentors. I’m Thankful for My English Teachers In particular… Mr. S A teacher who recognized that I had an exception gift for composition at 13 (instead of simply acknowledging that I was “bright” in general). He patiently read my […]
How to Write the Beginning of a Novel or Story
Maybe you have this grand story idea in your head, but you don’t know where to start. The first paragraph, the first sentence? The members in many writers’ groups will simply say, “Just write,” when you’re looking for advice, and this is more than a little frustrating. Beginning a Novel With a Hook Even more frustrating […]
What Is an Inciting Incident, and When Should It Occur in a Novel?
It can be hard to sort through all of the writing jargon that’s out there… and even doubly hard when you’re working on beginning your novel. Simply put, the inciting incident is key to a successful novel beginning and hook in order to get readers invested in the character and story that’s about to unfold. What […]
How Much Does a Book Editor Cost?
So you’ve written a book and spent weeks self-editing it to the point that you can’t improve it anymore on your own. Any self-publishing author knows that getting good reviews is paramount to book sales, and for many, that means hiring a book editor is an essential part of the process. Even those going through traditional […]
11 Reasons Your Next Editor Should Be an INFJ
In this article, I’m going to explain, in my biased perspective, why INFJs make the best editors. If you don’t already know, an INFJ is one of sixteen personality types identified by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test. Myers-Briggs identifies four dualities and classifies individuals by where they stand on these four indicators: The I or E […]