Round 1…WRITE!

Hey there, writers.

I have a quest for you, if you choose to take it.

Post 100 (or fewer) words of your WIP (work in progress) in the comments below, and I will offer you editorial advice on it!

The advice I offer will be heavily grammatical and mechanical, but I will also give advice on word choice, pacing, character, clarity, etc. as appropriate.

Also, feel free to comment on your fellow writers’ work.

Now, show me what you’ve got!

~Melissa~

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Putting It All on Paper — Melissa Gilbert

A few things happened that led to this post. Let me fill you in before we get started.

I’ve been a reader of the Jane Yellowrock series since the beginning, and I love the series, and Faith, of course. (I’m a Beast Claw, a member of her street team, too!) I had a chat with Faith about wanting to get into the publishing/editing world and what all that entailed. She suggested that I research story arcs, read Black Arts, and work up a discussion of the pacing of the arcs. Yeah, she gave me a homework assignment. That homework assignment developed into this post.

The first thing I needed to learn concerning story arcs was…what in the world is a story arc? I hit Google and learned that a story arc is the course the action takes along a story line. There can be multiple arcs in each book and […]

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