Author Advice, Editing Assistance, Grammar Assistant, Punctuation

#WritingCommunity Today I’m talking about how to use ellipses and dashes in your writing… #AmEditing #AmWriting #CreatingPerfection

In today's article I'm going to look at the use of ellipses […] and dashes [-/–/—] in fiction writing. Ellipses An ellipsis is a glyph made up of three full points … which is used to indicate omitted words, pauses in speech, and unfinished thoughts/sentences. If you type three full points without spaces, most word… Continue reading #WritingCommunity Today I’m talking about how to use ellipses and dashes in your writing… #AmEditing #AmWriting #CreatingPerfection

Author Advice, Editing Assistance, Showing NOT Telling

#WritingCommunity Who deserves your word count? Today I’m sharing an old piece I wrote on showing not telling in your manuscript. Happy writing 📑👩🏽‍💻📚

Today I'm talking about showing not telling in your writing. Every scene should push your character or the plot forward, but how do you decide what deserves your word count? I constantly talk with my authors about fleshing out their manuscripts and where to use their words, so I thought I'd share my thoughts on… Continue reading #WritingCommunity Who deserves your word count? Today I’m sharing an old piece I wrote on showing not telling in your manuscript. Happy writing 📑👩🏽‍💻📚

Author Advice, Beta Reader Questionnaire, Beta Reading

#BetaReaders ~ what to look for and how to get the best from them #AuthorAdvice #AmWriting #AmReading #AmEditing #CreatingPerfection

In today’s article I’m going to talk about beta readers. A beta reader is someone who reads your manuscript before it’s sent off for editing. Most likely after you're happy with the structural and developmental edits but before you go for the final copy/line edits and certainly before you start submitting to agents or publishers.… Continue reading #BetaReaders ~ what to look for and how to get the best from them #AuthorAdvice #AmWriting #AmReading #AmEditing #CreatingPerfection

Author Advice, Author Support, Cheat Sheet, Editing Assistance, Grammar Assistant

Authors… Do you get confused with certain words? Not sure whether it’s an effect or affect? Read on… This post is all about commonly misspelled words, confused definitions, and homophones. I hope it helps!

Happy hump day! Today I'm talking about some of the most common mishaps I find in the majority of manuscripts I am sent. With every manuscript I open, I carry out some basic housekeeping before I start the actual editing. This includes checking for some of the most commonly misspelled words and I have a… Continue reading Authors… Do you get confused with certain words? Not sure whether it’s an effect or affect? Read on… This post is all about commonly misspelled words, confused definitions, and homophones. I hope it helps!

Author Advice, Beta Reading

Today I’m sharing my top tips and advice for finding the right editor for you and your manuscript. Make sure you know what you need and what they can offer #CreatingPerfection #WritingCommunity

In today’s article, I’m going to talk about the different levels of editing available and how an author should decide which they need. First, let’s look at the different levels of editing available. Structural/Developmental Editor: Will look at the big picture elements of your manuscript: plot, characterisation, point of view, pace, and narrative. Line Editor:… Continue reading Today I’m sharing my top tips and advice for finding the right editor for you and your manuscript. Make sure you know what you need and what they can offer #CreatingPerfection #WritingCommunity

Author Advice, Book Reviews

Today I’m reviewing Motivation Matters by Wendy H. Jones @WendyHJones @LoveBooksGroup #WritingCommunity #AmEditing #AmWriting

I have something a little different for you today, folks. I'm reviewing Motivation Matters by Wendy H. Jones. Jones is an award-winning author with two crime series under her belt, along with several author advice books. Motivation Matters is her latest offering for her fellow authors. Here's the blurb ...  Has your motivation to write… Continue reading Today I’m reviewing Motivation Matters by Wendy H. Jones @WendyHJones @LoveBooksGroup #WritingCommunity #AmEditing #AmWriting

Author Advice, Case Study, Self-Publishing Author Case Study

#WritingCommunity #SelfPublished author Emma Miles joins me to share her publishing journey today … @emmamilesShadow #CreatingPerfection #amwriting #amediting #fantasy

I am over the moon to welcome one of my favourite people in the publishing world to Creating Perfection to share her writing journey. Who are you and when did your journey begin? I'm Emma and I've been writing since I learned to hold a pen! I wrote a lot of poetry as a very… Continue reading #WritingCommunity #SelfPublished author Emma Miles joins me to share her publishing journey today … @emmamilesShadow #CreatingPerfection #amwriting #amediting #fantasy

Author Advice, Case Study, Self-Publishing Author Case Study

#WritingCommunity Andrew Barrett joins me today to share why he thinks #writing is easy … or not @AndrewBarrettUK #AmWriting #CreatingPerfection #IndiePub

Andrew Barrett was one of the first authors to share his writing journey with us (you can read that here) and I'm delighted to welcome him back today to share another piece about his writing journey today. Being a Writer is Easy… Back in the fifties, long before I was born (no, much longer than… Continue reading #WritingCommunity Andrew Barrett joins me today to share why he thinks #writing is easy … or not @AndrewBarrettUK #AmWriting #CreatingPerfection #IndiePub

Author Advice, Case Study, Publication, Self-Publishing Author Case Study

#WritingCommunity Author Sarah O’Neill joins me today to share her self-publishing journey @soneillauthor #AmWriting #AmEditing

Thank you so much for joining me, Sarah. Can you introduce yourself and tell us when your journey began? My name is Sarah O'Neill and my journey began almost ten years ago when I studied Creative Writing in college and it became more than just a hobby, it was something that I wanted to make… Continue reading #WritingCommunity Author Sarah O’Neill joins me today to share her self-publishing journey @soneillauthor #AmWriting #AmEditing

Author Advice

#WritingCommunity Why typing #TheEnd isn’t actually the end for your #writing journey #authors #CreatingPerfection #amwriting #amediting

One thing I’ve noticed over the last three years working in the publishing industry is that not many authors fully understand that writing The End isn’t actually the end of their journey with that manuscript. In fact, that was probably the easy part … yes, I heard that collective gasp of, ‘Yeah, whatever, Emma …’… Continue reading #WritingCommunity Why typing #TheEnd isn’t actually the end for your #writing journey #authors #CreatingPerfection #amwriting #amediting