@smoulderingsea: Keep in mind that while you want to write marketable books, if you constantly pander with fan service your book will lose depth. #editortips
@smoulderingsea: Sometimes the thrill is in denying readers what they want, which makes the gratification that much more satisfying later. #editortips
@smoulderingsea: Writing historical for the modern audience means finding the right voice. Not too modern, but don't try to be too stuffy either. #editortips
@smoulderingsea: Don't be afraid to admit an idea isn't working out. Don't waste time on pride alone. Spend that time finding an idea that works. #editortips
@smoulderingsea: If you're stuck, write past it. Even if it's nonsense. You'd be surprised where it takes you, and you can fix the rest later. #editortips
@smoulderingsea: Think linear when you write. Try to present ideas in a clear logical order so that readers aren't always jumping back and forth. #editortips
@smoulderingsea: Same goes for sentence structure. Think of each as a linear timeline and try to avoid writing events backward or sideways. #editortips
@smoulderingsea: Adjectives modify nouns. Adverbs modify verbs, phrases, adjectives, or other adverbs. You don't have a swiftly couch. #editortips
@smoulderingsea: Seen people write dialogue like Yoda, I have. May work as minor character quirk, it could. All time do it, not. You, I shank. #editortips
@smoulderingsea: Double negatives involve using two negative words that cancel out their intended meaning. "He didn't say nothing." #twitch #editortips
@smoulderingsea: No one will ever love your story just the way you do--so don't let yourself hate it. If you give up on it, it'll be lost. #editortips
#editortips is a daily rash of tweets from an only partially crazy editor, chock full of random chocolatey morsels about writing, editing, and querying vaguely disguised as helpful pointers and/or really bad humor. I tweet as @smoulderingsea, and try to post with some consistency every weekday at 6PM CST. Weekends optional, depending on if I’m spending yet another Saturday night editing because my social life consists of Netflix and telling you to go out and download OCRemix's "Voices of the Lifestream" RIGHT THE EFF NOW.
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