Jay Peters

Manuscript Editor

Location icon United States of America

I will evaluate your story from macro and micro points of view to tell you if your story works, pinpoint specific problems and recommend fixes that make sense.

I edit using the Story Grid method, a tool to thoroughly analyze any story. Developed by an editor with 25+ years editing experience, Story Grid brings significant improvement to your writing and inspires your everyday writing work.

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Fighting Resistance - Story Grid

What is Resistance? Steven Pressfield introduced this arch-villain in his book The War of Art in 2002, but it's been around since the first human being scratched out a message on a cave wall. Even if you didn't know its name, you already know what it is.

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NaNoWriMo 2017: How to Get Started - Hugo House

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) starts in two days on Wednesday, November 1. NaNoWriMo is a great way to finally achieve that novel-writing dream because of its clear goal and short deadline. To participate, all you have to do is sign up on the website and submit your 50,000-word novel by November 30.

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NaNoWriMo 2017: Why Picking a Genre Will Help You Write Your Novel - Hugo House

Posted Mon, 11/13/2017 - 8:00am by Jay Peters | Category: Writing Advice Welcome to the second full week of November! I hope you're feeling like you're making great progress on your draft and that planning your daily writing and specific word counts is giving you direction. You're also probably feeling a little bit stuck.

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NaNoWriMo 2017: How to Make Your Novel's Scenes Exciting - Hugo House

Posted Mon, 11/20/2017 - 8:00am by Jay Peters | Category: Writing Advice I hope your NaNoWriMo draft is going well. You're probably past the halfway point. Nice job! If you've been following these blogs, you probably have a plan to finish the first draft of your novel this mont h and you're writing a story in a genre of your choosing .

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NaNoWriMo 2017: What To Do Next With Your Novel - Hugo House

It's December. We made it! I hope you completed your NaNoWriMo novel. It's hard to beat the feeling of submitting that draft on the website. And if you didn't complete NaNoWriMo, that's okay. Make a schedule to finish your draft this month .