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Organization for Writing Success

What are some ways you can organize your writing so that you spend more time writing? Here are some practical tips. Tip 1: capture & organize your thoughts Get your thoughts out of your head and on paper where you can instantly access them. This can be done several ways. Some writers have a dedicated …

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Editing for Success

Imagine you’ve completed your first draft to a significant piece of writing. Maybe you’ve finally written that novel. Maybe you’re writing a column for a prestigious magazine or local newspaper. Maybe you’re writing an important blog post that will (hopefully) drive more traffic to your business. Whatever the cause, you have your first draft sitting …

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Pronouns: what are they, and how do you use them?

Pronouns, by definition, replace a noun or subject. Instead of saying Sadie sits down to write content for business owner clients, you could say she sits down to write content for them. Pronouns make your writing sound less redundant – no need to repeat a noun (person, place, thing, or idea which is materially engaging …

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How to write a kick-ass query letter which publishers will want to read

You’ve had your manuscript edited by a professional developmental manuscript editor; now you’re ready to submit to publishers. But they want a (*checks notes*) query letter? Here’s how to write one. First, know your genre, and research publishers who are currently accepting manuscripts in that genre. Like the vast majority of business letters, ensure your …

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How do I hire a manuscript editor?

Yes, Southern Ambition works with authors whether I’m developing the manuscript alongside you to keep you motivated with accountability and creative exercises or to edit your completed manuscript. But here’s how you find the perfect editor for your book. What is a manuscript editor? What do they do? And why is it worth your money? …

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