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With dialogue, less is always more Steps 5-7 of my RedPen editing cycle required me to check on two fundamental decisions I've taken while writing Dead Wood. My choice of tense (present) My choice of voice (first person) And then to see how well I've structured the book. Having identified issues with the structure and balance, I have a number of options. I can add new material, filling any plot holes, providing more...

Meet Desiree Villena: a human VA In recent blogposts, I've referred to ProWritingAid as an editing VA (virtual assistant). My guest today is a real VA, Desiree Villena. Desiree is a blog writer for Reedsy, the online marketplace that connects self-publishing authors with the world’s best editors, designers, and marketers. On Reedsy, Desiree also offers her services as a proofreader. Reedsy publish many excellent articles and this one on 'how to edit a book' is...

Linguistic focus is a new feature in Scrivener 3. November - and NaNoWriMo - is well and truly over, and we now have Scrivener 3, so you might be tempted to start editing your NaNo novel - that's if you've finished writing it! Personally, I'd recommend you put it aside for at least two or three months. But I know some of you are itching to start. To date, I've used ProWritingAid and/or Autocrit...