#writeright #typotyrant

So, a new gig for my blog. One that is close to my heart. And hear me, people: If you're going to put something in writing out there for the world to see--ESPECIALLY if you run a business or are trying to present yourself in a professional manner--for the love of all that is good … Continue reading #writeright #typotyrant

The 7 Types of Editing Your Book Needs — A Writer’s Path

Stories come in every shape and size, and as an author, you bring your own expertise and experience to your tale. So when it comes to editing, you might not need the same sort of help as someone else. You might excel at catching grammar problems but struggle with writing the blurb, the back-of-the-book […] via … Continue reading The 7 Types of Editing Your Book Needs — A Writer’s Path

How to get Published — sue powers

The first thing to do before you submit your manuscript for publication is to have it proofed and edited. Publishers demand it. I’ve heard publishers say that they send their authors’ books out seven times just to be proofread. So proofread everything before you submit. Of course this can be costly. So first ask a […] … Continue reading How to get Published — sue powers

Story Editing. Copyediting. Proofreading. What in the world are they? — KRISTINA STANLEY

For all of you freshly-hatched author-types (as well as my wise old owls out there), this lovely little re-blog by Kristina Stanley is a treasure trove of helpful info when it comes to the writing/editing/publishing process...enjoy--and then go write something! Thank you, Raimey Gallant for organizing the #AuthorToolboxBlogHop. This is a monthly blog hop on … Continue reading Story Editing. Copyediting. Proofreading. What in the world are they? — KRISTINA STANLEY

Editing Your Novel: Tips and Troubles — inkbiotic

  What a great post this is--really hits home. Especially regarding the blurb (or, the dreaded--cue scary music--ELEVATOR PITCH)... So, continuing my trek into self publishing (now to happen in just over two weeks, eek!) This week I want to talk about editing. One huge drawback to self-publishing over trad-publishing, is that you don’t get … Continue reading Editing Your Novel: Tips and Troubles — inkbiotic

Five Quick Fixes To Make Your Essay Better Right Now — BREVITY’s Nonfiction Blog

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