Remove that painstaking dash and drop it down to the next line, after "kiln," please.
"Can I be blunt on this subject? If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that."--Stephen King, On Writing
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Yes! Yes! Professional proofreaders DO exist!! 😉 Great post. We’re just starting Week P in our A-Z series of writing. I’m going to talk about Proofreading today. First of all, professional proofreaders exist. These helpful individuals have trained eye that can spot errors in every line of your manuscript. From missing commas and incorrectly placed … Continue reading P is for Proofreading — Sue’s Space
"Having a likable narrator is like having a great friend whose company you love, whose mind you love to pick, whose running commentary totally holds your attention, who makes you laugh out loud, whose lines you always want to steal."--Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird
"If I had a nickel for every person who ever told me he/she wanted to become a writer but 'didn't have time to read,' I could buy myself a pretty good steak dinner."--Stephen King, On Writing
Here's a rare article that not only educates, it entertains in the process. Set aside some time to go through it carefully--you'll be glad you did. Click here: https://authorkristenlamb.com/2019/03/editing-authors-professional-edits/
It’s time for this month’s authors’ Round Robin, and author Robin Courtright has set us another excellent topic… How do you self-edit your books before submitting or publishing? When I wrote my first novel I knew very little about the editing process. In my naivety, I thought editing involved checking for spelling mistakes and picking […] … Continue reading 7 tips for self-editing your book — Helena Fairfax
"It's hard for me to believe that people who read very little (or not at all in some cases) should presume to write and expect people to like what they have written, but I know it's true."--Stephen King, On Writing
I am currently hard at work editing my 90K+ collection of short stories that will be published soon. As I go through this work and apply some of the things that I’ve learned editing other authors’ works, I found that I have some crutch words. In public speaking, crutch words are things like ‘um’ or […] … Continue reading Editing Your Draft – Crutch Words — Author Don Massenzio