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Goodreads!

This is the shout out that I put in my application for an author page through good reads! I will be asking for reviews, reviews, and reviews on my book that will be launched in 10 days. Yes just 10 days.

What in my setting gets ignored or taken for granted?

While life’s biggest mysteries are the most obvious targets for world-editing, let’s not forget to consider some of the small questions people neglect to ask because they think they know the answers. Take advantage of the “monster under the bed” effect – enigmas lurk in unwatched and unexamined places. That one house on the corner …

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Questions Writers Must Answer When Writing Urban Fantasy/Paranormal

Which real-world setting(s) do I know best? Your own neighborhood is often a good place to start. Choosing a setting because it’s trendy or glamorous may be tempting, but nothing beats the ring of authenticity that comes from personal experience. Even if you think the town you live in or grew up in is boring, …

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The pay off.

Read and re-read the ending over and over again like it’s new each time. Picture yourself as a reader getting to the end of your novel. They have invested time into your story, so did you deliver an ending they’ll find satisfying? Or did Cousin Burt save the day with his magic toilet brush just …

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Set a time to begin editing.

Take a chapter at a time and focus on mechanical things like commas, run-ons, and ambiguity. Overuse of certain words or phrases. After that—make a list of concept oriented edits where you make sure characters stay consistent, you don’t head hop, and you have added enough twists to keep the reader reading.