Tactical Tuesday: Advice for Self-Editing

While different editors might wince over certain areas of editing, I believe I can come up with a few items that make a less than favorable impression upon the majority: Targeting the wrong publisher: Yes, we can tell when an author hasn’t done his marketing research...

Tactical Tuesday: Advice for Self-Editing

Last week, I mentioned style sheets for authors and editors. This week, I thought it would be fun to give you an exercise to determine some of the smaller details that can be included in your style sheet by offering a grammar pop quiz: In the following paragraph, I’m...

Tactical Tuesday: Advice for Self-Editing

Editing checklists a/k/a style sheets aren’t just for editors, you know. Writers can benefit from them as well. I keep an ever—growing style sheet for general information and another for a specific work I’m either editing or writing. I add to or refer to each often...

Tactical Tuesday: Advice for Self-Editing

I didn’t start out to write about this subject, but sometimes authors (published and unpublished) need to edit their promotional stance because unlike the promotions of Hollywood, bad promotion can hurt an author who is trying to build a platform for a chance at...

Tactical Tuesday: Advice for Self-Editing

The word characterization is tossed around quite a bit in a writer’s world, but what does it really mean? Characterization is what makes a character who he is. An author draws upon several aspects to develop a character: •       Family...

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