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The Mechanics of Writing Dialogue

One of the biggest tell-tale signs of non-professional writing is the way in which dialogue is represented on the page. Readers are used to seeing spoken words formatted in a certain way. Failure to adhere …

Taught by Tracy Gold

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Story Editing for Authors

Want to learn how to perform your own story edit? You've come to the right place. Go scene-by-scene and evaluate each story element to learn how to improve your whole story and make everything flow …

Taught by Kristina Stanley

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Novel Revision: Practical Tips for Rewrites

Finishing even a single draft of a book is a huge accomplishment. But now you must see your manuscript through multiple revisions and drafts. No one writes the perfect book in one shot. You must open …

Taught by Revise & Resub

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How to Self-Edit Your Manuscript Like a Pro

The ability to self-edit is a skill that needs to be in every author's tool belt.But why should you self-edit? Just send your manuscript to a freelance editor instead! Well, it’s a foolish use of …

Taught by Lisa Lepki

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Novel Revision: Understanding the Craft

The first draft of a novel is just that — the first stage of a process. It's where you get all your ideas out onto the page. After you're done, the real craft of writing …

Taught by Gotham Writers Workshop

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