Author Advice, Author Support, Editing Assistance, Manuscript, Special Offer

Once you’ve got that first draft finished, it’s on to the editing – and that’s where the fun begins…But what’s the process and where do you start? #writingcommunity

Today I'm talking about the editing process, but first, it's the last day of my sale...Don't miss out! There's horrible truth in being an author, one which many won't believe when they're starting out: writing the book is the easy part! Once you've got that first draft finished, it's on to the editing – and… Continue reading Once you’ve got that first draft finished, it’s on to the editing – and that’s where the fun begins…But what’s the process and where do you start? #writingcommunity

Author Advice, Editing Assistance, Manuscript, Showing NOT Telling, Thoughts

#writingcommunity Who deserves your word count? #ShowingNotTelling

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 talk a lot with my authors about fleshing out their manuscripts and where to use their words, so I thought I'd share some of… Continue reading #writingcommunity Who deserves your word count? #ShowingNotTelling

Author Advice, Author Support, Editing Assistance, Manuscript

Once you’ve got that first draft finished, it’s on to the editing – and that’s where the fun begins…But what’s the process and where do you start? I hope this explanation helps #writingcommunity

There's horrible truth in being an author, one which many won't believe when they're starting out: writing the book is the easy part! Once you've got that first draft finished, it's on to the editing – and that's where the fun begins... But what's the process and where do you start? I hope this explanation… Continue reading Once you’ve got that first draft finished, it’s on to the editing – and that’s where the fun begins…But what’s the process and where do you start? I hope this explanation helps #writingcommunity

Author Support, Editing Assistance, Query Letter, Special Offer, Submission Package, Synopsis

The dreaded SYNOPSIS…

Nailing the dreaded Synopsis is something that most authors HATE! Waiting for replies from submissions, or getting rejections, is hard going, but it's not always about the actual chapters... Your submission needs to grab their attention immediately. If it doesn't the recipient might not even open the chapters I'll help you perfect your Synopsis, edit… Continue reading The dreaded SYNOPSIS…

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, 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, Editing Assistance, Grammar Assistant, Punctuation

#GrammarAssistant #comparative and #superlative forms #AuthorAdvice #Grammar #CreatingPerfection

In today’s article I’m going to talk about comparative and superlative forms. We use the comparative and superlative forms of adverbs and adjectives to compare people, things, states, and actions in writing. Adjectives and adverbs have three forms: the positive, the comparative, and the superlative. Adjectives: Positive Comparative Superlative Green Greener Greenest Tall Taller Tallest… Continue reading #GrammarAssistant #comparative and #superlative forms #AuthorAdvice #Grammar #CreatingPerfection

Author Advice, Editing Assistance, Grammar Assistant, Punctuation

#Punctuation how to use #dashes and #ellipses in your writing #AmWriting #AmEditing #Authors #Writers #Writing

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. If you type three full points, most word processing programmes… Continue reading #Punctuation how to use #dashes and #ellipses in your writing #AmWriting #AmEditing #Authors #Writers #Writing

Author Advice, Editing Assistance, Manuscript, Publication, Publication Ready, Query Letter, Submission Package, Synopsis

Synopsis writing #SynopsisWriting #Synopsis #AmWriting #AmEditing #SynopsisTips #Tips #CreatingPerfection #SynopsisGuide

If there's one word that unites 99.9% of authors in a collective body shudder, it's synopsis. Dreaded by authors the world over, it's a necessary part of getting your manuscript traditionally published or bagging yourself an agent. But what do they want to see in the synopsis and how much information should you give them? And… Continue reading Synopsis writing #SynopsisWriting #Synopsis #AmWriting #AmEditing #SynopsisTips #Tips #CreatingPerfection #SynopsisGuide