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

Author Advice, Editing Assistance, Grammar Assistant, Manuscript, Publication Ready, Punctuation

#Punctuation #Apostrophe use in #fiction #writing #amwriting #amediting #CreatingPerfection

One of the most commonly misused punctuation marks is the apostrophe. In this article I'll be talking about, and sharing examples of, how to correctly use one. Possession In writing, we use 's to show possession after singular nouns and indefinite pronouns: the girl's hair the man's beard anyone's guess For plural nouns ending in… Continue reading #Punctuation #Apostrophe use in #fiction #writing #amwriting #amediting #CreatingPerfection

Author Advice, Beta Reading, Editing Assistance, Manuscript, Publication

Here’s my top tips and advice on 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. There’s a detailed breakdown here but here’s an overview: Structural/Developmental Editor: Will look at the big picture elements of your manuscript. Plot,… Continue reading Here’s my top tips and advice on 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, Cheat Sheet, Editing Assistance, Grammar Assistant, Manuscript

Formatting dialogue in fiction writing #dialogue #fiction #amwriting #amediting #authors #advice #grammar #punctuation #indieauthor #selfpub

One of the most confusing elements of writing dialogue is how to format and punctuate it properly. There are so many perceived rules and regulations it can become a nightmare for authors to remember what to do and when. I've broken it down into three simple steps: Every new speaker needs a new paragraph What… Continue reading Formatting dialogue in fiction writing #dialogue #fiction #amwriting #amediting #authors #advice #grammar #punctuation #indieauthor #selfpub

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

#IndieAuthor Trevor Lince joins me to share his #SelfPublishing Journey @Room119tflince #CaseStudy #IndiePub #AmWriting #AmEditing #Writing

I'm shining the spotlight on indie author Trevor Lince today. Who are you and when did your journey begin? I’m Trevor Lince and believe it or not I have only ever read eleven books in my life. About three years ago I had a series of dreams and after banging on about them over dinner… Continue reading #IndieAuthor Trevor Lince joins me to share his #SelfPublishing Journey @Room119tflince #CaseStudy #IndiePub #AmWriting #AmEditing #Writing

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

#IndieAuthor David McCaffrey shares his #selfpublishing journey today #amwriting #amediting #selfpublishing #indiepub

Who are you and when did your journey begin? My name is Ben Affleck ... sorry, David McCaffrey. My journey began in my mother's uterus and propelled me towards a writing career that started officially in 2014 (I pretended to start it in 185, 87, 204, 2012...) Tell us about where you are on your… Continue reading #IndieAuthor David McCaffrey shares his #selfpublishing journey today #amwriting #amediting #selfpublishing #indiepub

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

#IndieAuthor @ChristinaEPilz ‏shares her #selfpublishing journey #amwriting #amediting #writer #author #indiepub

I am delighted to welcome indie author, Christina E Pilz to the blog today. Who are you and when did your journey begin? Christina E. Pilz; my journey began when my 4th grade teacher liked a story I handed in for a class assignment. Tell us about where you are on your self-publishing journey right… Continue reading #IndieAuthor @ChristinaEPilz ‏shares her #selfpublishing journey #amwriting #amediting #writer #author #indiepub