How to write a garden

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You love gardens. You have always loved gardens. You have appreciated the gardens of others since you were a child. You daydream about gardens at

How to handle rejection

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Cursing, Crockery and Cream Buns How to Handle Rejection   SUPER SAGE Rejection slips, or form letters, however tactfully phrased, are lacerations of the soul,

A simple video post

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Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making

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Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making

Jail Time, Poo, and Writing

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Just let me say, I have never even scraped my knuckles with the law before. However, lately going to jail doesn’t sound like such a

Embrace the journey

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Good writing is when a turning mixture of ideas are laid to a page word by word. It’s as if you’re a mason builder, using

Good Writing Is…

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The concept of good writing is determined by an individual’s standards. There is no universal key elements or literary devices that makes writing good. For

Writing is Liquid

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Writing is whatever writing is to you. It’s impossible to pinpoint what writing is because writing is everything. To some people writing is biochemical laboratory

We’re just getting started!

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Although we’ve been editing books for years, Book Butchers is a new book editing service focused on meeting authors’ needs. We should be open for

Work with us!

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We are setting Book Butchers up as a premium book editing service and we want to become the #1 site for brain-defying brilliance and genius

 

What is Second person point of view? Second person point of view is a point of view where the narrator is speaking directly to the reader, using pronouns such as “you” and “your”. It is less common than first or third person, but can be effective in creating a sense of immediacy and involvement. 10 Examples of Second person point of view You are walking down the street, feeling the

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What is 3rd person POV (omniscient vs limited)? Third person omniscient is a point of view where the narrator is all-knowing and can tell the reader anything they need to know about any character or situation. The narrator is not limited to any one character’s perspective, and instead can move between characters and situations freely. Limited point of view, on the other hand, is a point of view where the

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Everybody wants to write a book about their amazing life story, but the truth is it’s a lot of hard work and selling your manuscript to a publisher is a risky bet. Maybe you dream of a bestselling book, passive income and even a movie deal, but don’t put the cart before the horse. First you have to write the thing. But that’s not enough, not nearly. You have to

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Welcome! Here at Bookbutchers we help authors edit books that people want to read. That part is super important, but too often overlooked. You see, there’s a huge secret to publishing successful novels and it’s this: they have to satisfy readers If that sounds obvious, keep in mind that most of the writing advice you’ve ever read has been about *not* writing to market or considering your audience, and just

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A few years ago I made a quick video series on self-editing your book (it’s free). This was one of my first courses so while the basic idea is there, it doesn’t have a lot of very specific editing tricks and tactics – and I’ve made a lot of those recently. This post on “how to write a book” links to a lot of my best writing and editing resources,

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I’ve seen this issue come up enough times for me to comment on it: authors who get samples from several editors and weigh the pros and cons of each, which usually center around quality and price, but also personality and professionalism. Most authors would prefer to work with an author who responds quickly and effuses praise and seems to really like their book. They want support and enthusiasm for the

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FIRST CHAPTER MISTAKES What follows are some insights I’ve collected, after providing feedback on hundreds of first drafts. I’ve tried to only share general examples that I notice frequently in the majority of inexperienced manuscripts. There is nothing implicitly or inherently wrong with any of these: they are simple, common mistakes, made by authors who haven’t learned through experience or education that there’s a better way to present or communicate relevant information.

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Fiction, storytelling, is the same regardless of genre, and over the past century, we’ve made some gradual concessions in favor of organization and clarity over artistic expression. In other words, there are rules to good writing. Not about the word choice or material itself, but in the presentation of material. To take it from a handful of jarring, undeveloped flights of fancy or snippets of unfinished (and uninspired) scenes and

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It can be tricky to self-edit a scene to make sure it’s working, so here’s a handy revision checklist for editing your novels, with 14 things to focus on or check. Each of these are useful tricks to improve a slow or plodding scene that you like but just isn’t dramatic enough to keep momentum. Watch the video for a full-walkthrough! What happens Motivation (what do the characters need/want and

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Nonfiction books can seem a bit simpler, since we don’t need to tackle character development or scene description; nor focus as much on conflict or intrigue. However there are some unique challenges nonfiction authors will face and I hope to address them here so you know what to expect when searching for a book editor. Firstly, it’s hugely important for a nonfiction book to have a winning theme or premise:

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