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Passive/Telling Words and How to Find and Eliminate Them in Your Manuscript
By Rachel Hert

How to Give and Receive Writing Feedback With Critique Groups
By Jodie A Toohey

by Linda Butler

The Twist in the Tale
by Linda Butler

Root Out the Adverbs
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Writing Series
by Linda Butler

How to Open a Novel
By Arnold Snyder

Writing the Romance Novel – How Lovers Meet
by Linda C. Butler

The Author Who Slept With a Story Idea
By Doyle Matthews

Getting In Touch With Your Work, Old School
By Doreen F McNicol





I notice that you use plain, simple language, short words and brief sentences. That is the way to write English - it is the modern way and the best way. Stick to it; don't let fluff and flowers and verbosity creep in. When you catch an adjective, kill it. No, I don't mean utterly, but kill most of them - then the rest will be valuable. They weaken when they are close together. They give strength when they are wide apart. An adjective habit, or a wordy, diffuse, flowery habit, once fastened upon a person, is as hard to get rid of as any other vice. - Mark Twain

Fiction is the truth inside the lie. - Stephen King

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