Tip #11

From the moment you first set out to write a story for publication, you become a public figure, a celebrity. People applaud you, fawn over you, tell you how wonderfully clever you are. Most people can see themselves writing a book someday. They relate to you. They want to be you. But that will end... Continue Reading →

Tip #10

Publishing is a business. They want to make money. No-brainer, right? Yet, I hear lots of people say they can't get a publisher. Or they write better than so-and-so, but can't get a representative. My first advice is to look at your manuscript. Is it grammatically correct? Does it have lots of spelling mistakes? Do... Continue Reading →

Tip #9

Writers often get bogged down in the middle of their work because they keep going back and editing the beginning. Yes, sometimes changes need to be made as we discover different than what we'd originally planned, but editing - honest to goodness editing - should wait until after the first draft is completed. Why? Writing... Continue Reading →

Tip #8

People who have broken legs use crutches.¬†Writers who have broken sentences use crutch words. A crutch word is an empty word with no purpose. It's just a filler. Dandelion fluff. If you remove it from your sentence, you won't even notice. No one likes to hear someone fill their speech with these. No one will... Continue Reading →

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