Category Archives: Editing

Self-Publishing Checklist – Part 1

Self-Publishing Checklist – Part 1 Today we’re going to make a Self-Publishing Checklist. Something you can keep on hand when you are ready to publish your book. Step 1 — Write the book. Step 1a — Join a critique group … Continue reading

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An Observation

It amazes me how many writers whine and complain that making changes to their work will ruin their writer’s voice and style. Or we don’t understand the genre they are writing in. It doesn’t matter what genre you write in, … Continue reading

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Writing Tip — 60

Avoid Redundancies Here’s a list of redundancies to avoid. Do a search for these in your writing and delete the superfluous words. Absolutely certain or sure/essential/guaranteed: Get rid of absolutely Actual experience/fact: Delete Actual . Add an additional: Delete Additional . Added bonus: … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing Tip — 14

With the advent of eBooks and eReaders, the opportunity for being an author has exploded and people are taking advantage of it. There is nothing wrong with that, since I’m part of that group. Along with a lot of you reading this. … Continue reading

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Writing Quotes — S. Kelley Harrell

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Writing Tip — 56

When not writing, you should be reading about writing. Here are several books that I read and refer to. I own several books about writing and editing I think every writer should have on their shelf or on their ebook reader. The … Continue reading

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The Editor is Your Friend

The Editor is Your Friend You have finished the first draft of your novel. Running it through the spell checker, making minor changes here and there as you read through it. You’ve sent it out to beta readers, made changes … Continue reading

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