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  • 5 Common Writing Mistakes That Make You Look Like an Amateur

    So they say knowing is half the battle, right? Well, someone said it somewhere once and I’m gonna go with it. There are a couple of common writing mistakes that will instantly peg you as a novice to any agent or editor, but are really easy to fix if you know what they are. I’ve […]

  • 100+ Deadwood Phrases To Cut From Your Writing

    This list is evolving. Have suggestions? Leave a comment and I’ll update as we go. Making these small changes in your copy—be it fiction or non (news writers are so guilty of so many of these)—will lead to clarity and brevity, hallmarks of excellent writers. It won’t be easy at first. We use these phrases […]