Author Advice, Flash Fiction, Monday Motivation, Photo Prompt

#MondayMotivation #FlashFiction #Prompt #CreatingPerfection #AmWriting #Writing #Authors

Need some Monday motivation to kick-start your week? Try your hand at writing a flash fiction story with a beginning, middle, and end in 100 words or fewer, based on the image below. Don't include the title in the word count and you are free to choose the genre. You can share it here by… Continue reading #MondayMotivation #FlashFiction #Prompt #CreatingPerfection #AmWriting #Writing #Authors

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Author Advice, Beta Reader Questionnaire, Beta Reading, Publication Ready

#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, Blog Post, Cheat Sheet, Grammar Assistant

Removing these two words from your writing will make it stronger and more concise! #Strong #Verbs #CreatingPerfection #GrammarAssistant #Author #AmWriting #AmEditing

Today's article is short and sweet. There are few words in the English language I dislike but I must admit very and really are two I could happily live without. Using these words before certain verbs can make your writing appear weak and lazy and using two words instead of one can damage your precious… Continue reading Removing these two words from your writing will make it stronger and more concise! #Strong #Verbs #CreatingPerfection #GrammarAssistant #Author #AmWriting #AmEditing

Author Advice, Grammar Assistant, Punctuation

#Punctuation how to use colons and semicolons in your #fiction #writing #amwriting #amediting #authors #CreatingPerfection #authoradvice

In this article, I will talk about how to use the colon [:] and semicolon [;] correctly in your writing. A semicolon is used to separate two or more strongly related main clauses that could stand as sentences in their own right. It was spring; the trees were beginning to blossom. It is not correct… Continue reading #Punctuation how to use colons and semicolons in your #fiction #writing #amwriting #amediting #authors #CreatingPerfection #authoradvice

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

Do you need an #editor? #authoradvice #indieauthor #indiepub #selfpub #amwriting #amediting #writing

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 Do you need an #editor? #authoradvice #indieauthor #indiepub #selfpub #amwriting #amediting #writing

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