I’m now on Bloglovin!
I’m now on Bloglovin!
Excellent insight from Fiction Editor Beth Hill.
Don’t bother trying to polish a first or second draft. Because of the changes you’ll make to subsequent drafts, a polish before its time is a waste of time.
Source: Hold Off on Polishing
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When I found out vampires were real, everything changed.
And yet, strangely, it all stayed the same, too.
I still worked for a secret metaphysical branch of the FBI. Although, thanks to being thrown around like a rag doll on my last case, I was currently on medical leave. A small mercy given how much personal baggage I had to unload at the moment.
The fallout from the last case didn’t stop at bodily injury. It went much further than that, cracking the foundation of my life and my career in one fell swoop.
Supernatural serial killers are a pain in the ass like that.
I just want to rest and pretend I’m not psychic, but when a team of serial killers hits my hometown, I have to step in.
No, really. It has to be me. No one else knows about the vampires and fey fighting a shadow war right under everyone’s noses, and it turns out these serial killers might be involved in the latest supernatural scuffle.
On top of that, I’ve got boyfriend troubles, I’m bonded to the world’s most annoying vampire, and my DNA is suddenly a hot commodity among vampires–as in, everyone wants a piece of me…the Immortal Kin.
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As an FBI agent, I kick ass. As a psychic FBI agent, I always get the bad guy—until I’m assigned a Dracula copycat case that bites back. Getting my man this time means entering a mysterious underworld where, not every serial killer is human, not every case can be solved, and not everyone can survive.
Standalone urban fantasy novel. No cliff hanger.
It’s two months today until Six releases. Enjoy another early review and be sure to preorder your copy.
Preorder link – http://mybook.to/SixCountToTen
Good advice for all writers, editors, and proofreaders. Please read this short, but helpful post.
At this point in the game, you probably know what a dialogue tag is. It is a phrase placed at the end of a quote to identify the speaker. It should mimic speech’s natural rhythm and make long dialogue-runs digestible.
When using dialogue tags, it is recommended that you keep them simple. There is nothing wrong with the word ‘said’. Don’t give in to the urge to use every big word you know. If you do, you will end up with a big, clunky, mess. The wrong tag can overshadow the words spoken and draw your reader out of the story.
“You hit my car!” she screamed. …
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