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

Author Advice, Editing Assistance, Manuscript

Help identify and solve #manuscript #character #development problems #StepByStep #amediting #indiepub #indieauthor #selfpub

http://www.tvguide.com/videos/embed/exclusive-mike-molly-sneak-peek-molly-has-writers-remorse/"> Click on the picture above to watch one of the funniest writer's remorse clips ever! Have you discovered that your cosy historical fiction now contains space vampires? Your MMC's pet dog has grown sixteen legs and a twenty a day habit? Are you so familiar with your WIP that you cannot see where you… Continue reading Help identify and solve #manuscript #character #development problems #StepByStep #amediting #indiepub #indieauthor #selfpub

Author Advice, Case Study, Editing Assistance, Grammar Assistant, Manuscript, Publication, Publication Ready, Self-Publishing Author Case Study

#70% of self-published authors advise using professional editing #IndieAuthor #SelfPublishing #IndiePub #AmWriting #AmEditing

Regular readers of this blog will know that for the last few months I have been sharing the journeys of some self-published, indie authors. They have shared with us the highs and lows of their experiences, from having to learn new skills and discovering a whole new world of online marketing. Although all have shared… Continue reading #70% of self-published authors advise using professional editing #IndieAuthor #SelfPublishing #IndiePub #AmWriting #AmEditing

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

#SelfPublished #Author Nick Rippington joins me to share his #writing journey #amwriting #amediting

Today I welcome self-published author, Nick Rippington to the blog so that he can share his writing journey. Who are you and when did your journey begin? I’m Nick Rippington and I have two books self-published. Tell us about where you are on your self-publishing journey right now in terms of books publish, where you… Continue reading #SelfPublished #Author Nick Rippington joins me to share his #writing journey #amwriting #amediting

Author Advice, Case Study, Editing Assistance, Grammar Assistant, Publication, Publication Ready, Self-Publishing Author Case Study

#SelfPublished #Author Val Portelli aka Voinks shares her #publishing journey today … #IndieAuthor #AmWriting #AmEditing #Writing

I am delighted to welcome Val Portelli to Creating Perfection today as she shares her self-publishing journey with us all ... Who are you and when did your journey begin? Hello everyone. I’m Val Portelli, also known as Voinks. I live in London UK, and my journey began about five or six years ago. Although… Continue reading #SelfPublished #Author Val Portelli aka Voinks shares her #publishing journey today … #IndieAuthor #AmWriting #AmEditing #Writing

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? II 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 📑👩🏽‍💻📚