Creativity & Writing

Ten Editing Techniques to Perfect Your Fiction Writing

We’re all looking for that perfect, clean edit when we’ve completed our masterpiece novel or story, but how do you get it just right? This course teaches techniques for spotting typos and semantic errors, as well as how to replace useless speech tags, adverbs, and passive verbs with more dynamic text. It also employs dramatic techniques to check your dialogue and sentence length, as well as analytical tests to organize, structure, and simplify your work to its very best form.

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Created by K.C. Finn
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About the author

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K.C. Finn is the author of more than 20 novels in just four years in the writing business. She is multi-award-winning, having received the coveted Best Gothic Fiction 2016 award for her novel "The Book Of Shade," a 78,000-word fantasy novel that took just 16 days to pen. She has also received accolades from the RONÉ Awards for Best YA Paranormal Fiction 2015 ("The Mind’s Eye," 2nd Place) and The Readers’ Favorite Award for Best YA Science Fiction book of 2016 ("Legion Lost," Commended Finalist) and is currently a semi-finalist for Best YA Book of The Year in the Dante Rossetti Prize 2017. In the world of horror fiction, she has also shared the charts with the likes of Stephen King and Dean Koontz for her worldwide best-selling story collection "Sinister Sentiments."

As an independent and small press author, K.C. proves that you can be successful in a very short amount of time without compromising on the kind of stories you wish to deliver. Her master’s degree in Linguistics and Education makes her the perfect tutor to impart wisdom on the craft of writing itself while also offering first-hand experience on what works and what doesn’t in the world of marketing. If you value such real experiences and have what it takes to work hard in the writing industry, K.C.’s teachings will take you far.