First-Time Authors

5 Easy Ways to Amp Up Your Dialogue

Any novelist can tell you how difficult it can be to create a passage of dialogue that sings. A brilliantly written conversation between two or more of your novel’s characters can drive your novel forward, develop a character, entertain, or invite readers to understand your story world in a deeper way. On the other hand, a flat interaction can stall the pace of your story. Here are 5 ways to amp up passages of dialogue:… Read More

How a Book Editor Can Be Your Partner

If you’re a first-time author, chances are you’re pretty confused about what a book editor can do for you. Most likely, you’ve  heard three terms over and over: Developmental editing, Line editing, and copyediting. So what’s the difference? Editing is editing, right? Well, it’s a little more complicated than that. How developmental editing is the most crucial step in crafting your book… Read More