Are you struggling with getting that tense scene just right? Or perhaps the basic building blocks of constructing an exceptional story simple elude you. Maybe you need a boost from someone who has been where you are—struggling as an author to get a foothold in the industry. Well, I’ve read countless books on writing, andContinue reading “Books That Will Boost Your Skills as an Author!”
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Say More by Writing Less! (AKA; clean up your awkward phrasing and clunky sentences.)
Have you ever read your work and thought to yourself: This isn’t right? This reads terribly. The flow’s off and the sentences are bulky. Well, there is a solution. Now, before you beat yourself up about having so many bulky sentences—let me tell you; all of us do it. Every writer on the planet writesContinue reading “Say More by Writing Less! (AKA; clean up your awkward phrasing and clunky sentences.)”
Thinking of padding your word count? Yeah. Don’t.
Is your book too short? Were you perhaps shooting for 50,000 words and ended up with 30k? That sucks. We’ve all been there. You may want to ask me what the solution is, aside from padding the word count to add that extra 20K, but I’m not going to answer quite yet. I’ve seen itContinue reading “Thinking of padding your word count? Yeah. Don’t.”
Avoiding Grammar and Word Usage Errors in your Manuscript
The years I have spent content editing have taught me that there are near-universal mistakes many authors (experienced or first-time; traditionally or self-published) tend to make. Regardless of experience, similar mistakes are made in their manuscripts. I thought it might be helpful to some of you authors out there to have a list compiled ofContinue reading “Avoiding Grammar and Word Usage Errors in your Manuscript”
My Freelance Content Editing Experience (so far).
I don’t know why I thought it was appropriate to write about this, and I have no idea whether you’ll find it interesting or not, but I figured I might as well document my experiences. I may also update this post as time goes on. I’ve been content editing off and on for about sixContinue reading “My Freelance Content Editing Experience (so far).”