There’s a lot of advice out there and sometimes it can be difficult to keep up with the latest information. These articles have been specially curated to lead you through the writing and editing process. With the right mindset, knowledge, and tools, your best draft is just an edit away.

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Ever been told to write what you know? How about show, don’t tell? While others easily spout this common writing advice, knowing what it really means and putting it into practice is much harder. Learn all about these common writing adages from ProWritingAid.

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A novel has to be 80,000 words. You can never use the passive voice. Your first paragraph needs to hook the reader. The rules of writing can often smother creativity. Learn how to break the rules while still making it work from DIY MFA.


Editing can be a tough and emotional process. Learn how the stages of editing are like the stages of grief in this article from DIY MFA.


The beginning of your book matters a lot. Learn all about front matter—what it is, what it’s not, and where it goes—in this article from DIY MFA.

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From the top of your head to the tips of your toes, your body and health can affect your writing in ways you don’t even realize. Read all about it from DIY MFA.

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Editors see a lot of interesting things. Read about the 7 Deadly Sins of Novelists (According to Editors) from Writer’s Digest.

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Editors have their faults too! Read about the 7 Deadly Sins of Editors (According to Novelists) from Writer’s Digest.

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Developmental editing, line editing, copy editing—do you know what they all mean? Learn more about eight common types of editing from Reedsy.

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Self-editing is tough! Read the top 10 Pieces of Advice on How to Edit Your Writing from Grammarly users.

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You need the right revising and editing tools to make your writing shine. Try one of these 14 Resources to Improve Your Writing and Editing Skills from Grammarly.

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Authors have a lot of questions when it comes to hiring an editor. Get answers about what editors do, when you should hire one, and more from Literary Agent Undercover.

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Hiring an editor can be a big decision but knowing when to hire an editor is key. Three professional editors weight in on this topic from Writer’s Digest.