Author Advice, Author Support, Editing Assistance, Manuscript

Once you’ve got that first draft finished, it’s on to the editing – and that’s where the fun begins…But what’s the process and where do you start? I hope this explanation helps #writingcommunity

There's horrible truth in being an author, one which many won't believe when they're starting out: writing the book is the easy part! Once you've got that first draft finished, it's on to the editing – and that's where the fun begins... But what's the process and where do you start? I hope this explanation… Continue reading Once you’ve got that first draft finished, it’s on to the editing – and that’s where the fun begins…But what’s the process and where do you start? I hope this explanation helps #writingcommunity

Author Support, Editing Assistance, Query Letter, Special Offer, Submission Package, Synopsis

The dreaded SYNOPSIS…

Nailing the dreaded Synopsis is something that most authors HATE! Waiting for replies from submissions, or getting rejections, is hard going, but it's not always about the actual chapters... Your submission needs to grab their attention immediately. If it doesn't the recipient might not even open the chapters I'll help you perfect your Synopsis, edit… Continue reading The dreaded SYNOPSIS…

Author Advice, Editing Assistance, Grammar Assistant, Punctuation

#WritingCommunity Today I’m talking about how to use ellipses and dashes in your writing… #AmEditing #AmWriting #CreatingPerfection

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/sentences. If you type three full points without spaces, most word… Continue reading #WritingCommunity Today I’m talking about how to use ellipses and dashes in your writing… #AmEditing #AmWriting #CreatingPerfection

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, Book Reviews

Today I’m reviewing Motivation Matters by Wendy H. Jones @WendyHJones @LoveBooksGroup #WritingCommunity #AmEditing #AmWriting

I have something a little different for you today, folks. I'm reviewing Motivation Matters by Wendy H. Jones. Jones is an award-winning author with two crime series under her belt, along with several author advice books. Motivation Matters is her latest offering for her fellow authors. Here's the blurb ...  Has your motivation to write… Continue reading Today I’m reviewing Motivation Matters by Wendy H. Jones @WendyHJones @LoveBooksGroup #WritingCommunity #AmEditing #AmWriting

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

#WritingCommunity #SelfPublished author Emma Miles joins me to share her publishing journey today … @emmamilesShadow #CreatingPerfection #amwriting #amediting #fantasy

I am over the moon to welcome one of my favourite people in the publishing world to Creating Perfection to share her writing journey. Who are you and when did your journey begin? I'm Emma and I've been writing since I learned to hold a pen! I wrote a lot of poetry as a very… Continue reading #WritingCommunity #SelfPublished author Emma Miles joins me to share her publishing journey today … @emmamilesShadow #CreatingPerfection #amwriting #amediting #fantasy

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

#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, 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