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
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!
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
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
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