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, Case Study, Publication, Self-Publishing Author Case Study

#WritingCommunity Author Sarah O’Neill joins me today to share her self-publishing journey @soneillauthor #AmWriting #AmEditing

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

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

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, Blog Post, Publication

#GuestPost Ideas for #authors #bloggers #amwriting #amediting #indieauthors #indiepub #selfpub #publishing

So, you've written and published a book and are now looking for ways to advertise it. You have contacted some bloggers and although they aren't going to read and review for whatever reason, they have offered you a guest post spot on their blog. Brilliant! But what do you write? There's only so many times… Continue reading #GuestPost Ideas for #authors #bloggers #amwriting #amediting #indieauthors #indiepub #selfpub #publishing

Author Advice, Manuscript, Publication, Submission Package

First steps to finding an agent or publisher #AmEditing #AmWriting #Authors #Submissions #Agents #Publishers #Publishing

So, you've completed your manuscript and now want to find a home for it. Your next step, if you're not interested in self-publishing,  is to try to find an agent or publisher. But where do you start? There is so much to consider and it's easy to become overwhelmed by all the information and advice… Continue reading First steps to finding an agent or publisher #AmEditing #AmWriting #Authors #Submissions #Agents #Publishers #Publishing