Author Advice

#WritingCommunity Why typing #TheEnd isn’t actually the end for your #writing journey #authors #CreatingPerfection #amwriting #amediting

One thing I’ve noticed over the last three years working in the publishing industry is that not many authors fully understand that writing The End isn’t actually the end of their journey with that manuscript. In fact, that was probably the easy part … yes, I heard that collective gasp of, ‘Yeah, whatever, Emma …’… Continue reading #WritingCommunity Why typing #TheEnd isn’t actually the end for your #writing journey #authors #CreatingPerfection #amwriting #amediting

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

#IndieAuthor Lee Sherred joins me to share his #selfpublishing journey ~ @LeeSherredAutho #AmEditing #AmWriting #CreatingPerfection

I have Lee Sherred joining me today to share his self-publishing journey! Hi Lee, could you tell us who are you and when your journey began? Lee Sherred, I'm a former British soldier and police officer and my writing journey probably only really began at the beginning of 2016 when I was injured on duty… Continue reading #IndieAuthor Lee Sherred joins me to share his #selfpublishing journey ~ @LeeSherredAutho #AmEditing #AmWriting #CreatingPerfection

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, Case Study, Self-Publishing Author Case Study

Isabella Muir joins me to share her #selfpublishing journey ~@SussexMysteries #Sussex #CrimeMysteries #indieauthor #selfpub #amwriting #amediting #CreatingPerfection

It's been a while since I last featured a self published author case study so I'm delighted to have Isabella Muir share her journey with me today. Thanks for joining me, Isabella, could you introduce yourself and tell us when your journey began? I am Isabella Muir and my writing journey began in earnest about… Continue reading Isabella Muir joins me to share her #selfpublishing journey ~@SussexMysteries #Sussex #CrimeMysteries #indieauthor #selfpub #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