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You’re human. Just use your real life experience to situations as a reference. In other words, use punctuation to highlight emotion. Punctuation may just be a conglomerate of symbols, but they exist to highlight a phenomenon we as humans undergo in real life. “Hey!” Is different from “hey…”, is it not? So this is one tip: use punctuation to your advantage. ...


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It depends. Did you say what you wanted that chapter to have in two pages effectively? If so, that’s great. It is really about how you feel with respect to what you’ve written with respect to length, in other words, do you feel that you could lengthen what you’ve written in two pages to fifteen? Or are you happy with what you could have said in fifteen but ...


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This is going to come across as simplistic, but it seems to me that you have to have something to say and a reason to say it. Thus, you have to go back and ask the question, what are you trying to say. This is not easy and may take multiple revisions before you figure it out. But if you do not do it, your readers, equally confused, may decide to spend their ...


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I'm assuming that your question is about publishing your entire manuscript, not just a chapter or two. In that case, I agree with those who recommend a Beta reader. If you're seeking feedback on just certain parts of your book, there are forums which are not accessible to people who are not members of the forum, so it's unlikely an editor would even know you ...


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