Category: Writing Resources

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Stopping Word Echoes

Yes, we realize it isn’t Christmas, but you can’t say the word “echo” without at least one babe thinking of this scene.  Just laugh along with us, it’s much easier that way. Let us...

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Passive v. Active Writing

The Ghost of Passive Voice in your manuscript:   Boo!   We know, passive voice sounds confusing and spooky, but what the hicky-heck is it?   Passive Voice occurs when the object of the...

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Using Dialogue Tags Properly

“Dialogue tags,” she said dramatically. “They’re the bane of my writerly existence.” What are dialogue tags? Why do we need them? How much is too much? Why is it called a peanut when it...

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Filter Words

Each of the Babes can tell you, the things we spot the fastest in anyone’s manuscript are the things we are guiltiest of ourselves!  So let’s just view the series we are about to...

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Do’s and Don’ts of Pitch Contests

Do’s Do be patient. The most recent #PitchWars competition had over 3,000 entries.  That volume can’t be reviewed in detail quickly.  Please be patient as the entries are read and considered. Do be kind...