Archives for Christmas: How to edit your novel

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We can elbow each other and wink. I guess the world didn’t end after all. Until we remember it did, for some.

Hold your families close this Christmas, folks. Remember how lucky you are.

This post is a “re-run” to give me time to take in the holidays (still haven’t made those gingerbread men – I’ll let you know). It was originally published January 6, 2012.

You’re drowning in words. There are a million things wrong with this book. And you’re so busy trying to figure out why page thirty-five sounds so blooming doofy that it’s months before you notice the whole first half of the book drags and your characters are totally flat. Keep reading >>

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Stephanie is an award-winning copywriter, aspiring novelist, and barely passable ukulele player. Here, she offers writing prompts, tips, and moderate-to-deep philosophical discussions. You can also find her on and Pinterest.
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  1. for some reason, the “read more” link won’t take me to your post!

    Also, gingerbread fighter-planes is where it’s at. 😉

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