Editing Explained, Part 3: Copy Editing

Copy editing is formatting everything according to a style guide and fixing inconsistencies.


Editing Explained, Part 2: Line Editing

Line editors focus on paragraph-level issues instead of broader story issues.


Editing Explained, Part 1: Substantive Editing

Substantive editing is the first step after your draft is complete, and should occur before correcting grammar,…


5 Tips for Writing an Unlikeable Protagonist (According to Final Space)

How do you make an unlikeable protagonist likeable? Just ask Gary Goodspeed.


The Breakdown on Adverbs

Here are a couple things to keep in mind using adverbs in your writing.


On Crushing Writers’ Dreams

No one prepared me for how bad I would feel potentially crushing writers' dreams by rejecting their query letters.


What is a Writer’s “Voice”?

If Douglas Adams, J. R. R. Tolkien, and J. K. Rowling wrote stories based on the same plot outline, the resulting…


7 Books to Improve Writing Techniques and Craft

Here are seven resources to improve your skills, written by authors who are fantastic at teaching the craft.


Common Comma Mistakes

Here's a quick refresher for using commas correctly.


Don’t Give Up Querying. However…

Gaining that coveted title of "author" takes hard work. However, here is what some writers fail to consider.


Developing Your “Editor’s Voice”

The importance of coming across well in emails.


5 Mistakes that Kill Your First Chapter

If you find agents and editors are not asking to look further than your first chapter, check it for these issues.


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Publishing is a business; writing is an art. Sometimes they work together, and sometimes they don't. But not being published doesn't invalidate the act of creativity. So, writers, remember: publishing is not a metric for the worth of your art, or the time you spent creating it.

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