Not “feeling it,” but need to get some writing in? Don’t have time for a long sit at the coffee shop, but you might have fifteen minutes before carpool? Technical fixes are the way to go. 1. Check for “was verb-ing” constructions. In Microsoft Word, do a wildcard search: Open Advanced Find and Replace Check […] … Continue reading Five Quick Fixes To Make Your Essay Better Right Now — BREVITY’s Nonfiction Blog
I am nearly at the end of the editing process on my new novel, Billy Ninefingers, a tale set in Huw the Bard’s world. When I am finished with the revisions, I will format my manuscript to be uploaded as both eBook and paper books. At that point, I will be looking for proof readers. […] … Continue reading #amwriting: the role of the #proofreader — Life in the Realm of Fantasy
(Originally posted on writealready2017) For those of you not familiar with me or my hangups, I'm a grammar freak. Not in the sense that I can expertly and effortlessly diagram any sentence, or succinctly explain why a sentence is wrong...but simply because I know when something is wrong, and how to fix it. One of … Continue reading Where’s a stick of chalk when you really need one?
By Freddie Tubbs Grammar and punctuation can be tricky subjects to master, even for the most experienced writers and editors. But they can make a huge difference in the impact your writing has and the authority you demand. If you’re highly knowledgeable about a topic, but the grammar is not spot-on, your credibility on the […] … Continue reading I love a post with helpful links and concrete examples…this is a good one:
"The only thing I brought back from my 10-day trip out west was this," a good friend informed me as she handed me the glossy orange flyer from a certain unnamed Jeep tour company in Utah. "It's for you. Enjoy!" She knows me well. My fingers itched to grab a pen as my face twitched … Continue reading Can’t help myself…
I've decided to go with blessing. No matter where I go, if there is writing to be found--be it on street signs, billboards, menus, playbills...you name it--the typos seem to jump off the page and sear themselves into my retinas. It's a calling, really. A daily challenge. And I love it! Maybe I just like … Continue reading Blessing or curse?
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