By C.S. Lakin, Guest Contributor Do you have good proofreading skills? Can you spot a typo in a paragraph without half trying? Can you see how to tighten a sentence, make a paragraph flow better, improve the organization of a manuscript? If you can, you should seriously consider becoming a freelance editor. Here’s how to get started.
By C. S. Lakin, Guest Contributor Freelance editing, to me, is the perfect career choice for a writer. It allows for creativity and much freedom. Yet it has its challenges and drawbacks...
By Rachel Garner, Staff Writer For six years, I couldn’t figure out how to write an opening scene for my book. It’s a running joke among my friends that I’m an obsessive editor—I’ve spent nearly ten years now on the book itself—but my struggles with chapter 1 were especially ridiculous.
By Addison Lucchi, Guest Contributor Many people will say that academic writing is completely different from fiction writing, but there are definite similarities between the two modes of writing, and it’s precisely in these areas of overlap that the One Year Adventure Novel curriculum can be helpful.
By Jared Schmitz, Guest Contributor How do you view the early drafts of your writing projects? Do you view them as blocks of stone requiring smoothing and carving into shape, but essentially complete? Or do you view them more as lumps of clay, likely needing to be fully reshaped more than once?