The Ellipsis & Text Flow

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You know the ellipsis, the three consecutive dots used to indicate omitted words from a quote. Ellipses are also used in fiction to indicate a pause in either the narrative or dialog. How to use the ellipsis varies depending on which authority you reference. For a quick run down of the different authorities’ recommendations, check […]

Editing Your Own Books

Where's The Edit?

Generally speaking, it isn’t recommended that you, as a writer, edit your own work. There’s a very good reason for this. You know the story so well, your brain will automatically “see” what it’s expecting to see. But you can make life easier for your editor if you know and apply generally accepted rules for […]

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