Self-editing in no way replaces a professional editor, but it will result in a cleaner, better novel. So here are eight self-editing steps to help you set your novel up for success.
Cutting out tautology will make your writing more concise and professional, so watch out for these common tautology phrases while self-editing your writing.
As an author, or an architect who uses words, it’s important for you to know basic rules of grammar and to continue increasing your current skills. So how can you improve your grammar? Here are some great ideas!
Here are a few infographics on punctuation topics that writers often struggle with most.
Here are a few infographics on grammar topics that we’ve seen writers struggle with the most.
We’ve discovered a few sites and apps for writers that we think you’ll love too! These helpful tools for writers can make writing easier and can help organize your writing life.
Novels are often written in past tense, but writing in a consistent tense can be tricky. Here are some tips for writing a novel in past tense.
We see dangling and misplaced modifiers quite a lot in novels. Read on to discover how to recognize and fix dangling and misplaced modifiers.
Parallel structure is needed to make sentences readable, and using it will make your writing better. Here is a quick rundown on parallel structure and how to use it.
We all know that titles should be capitalized, but what words, exactly, do you capitalize in title case? Here are a few tips to get it right.
Capitalization can be tricky. Read on to find out the general rules for when to capitalize, along with exceptions and specific examples.
Hyphens are used to create compound words, but when is it appropriate to use a hyphen? Here are some tips that will help you with how to use hyphens.
We’ve created a list of common editing mistakes that authors make, so you can watch out for them when you self-edit your books.
Are you sometimes a little unsure when it’s appropriate to use colons? Here is a list of instances when a colon might be just what you need.
Comma usage can be tricky. Here are some basic tips to resolve comma dilemmas that sometimes have us scratching our heads.
Knowing when to capitalize “mom” and “dad” can be confusing. Here are some easy tips to get it right!
In another post, we explained that in American English, we use em dashes, not en dashes to set off parentheticals and to show sudden breaks. So when is it correct to use an en dash in American English?
We’ve seen ellipses formatted a variety of ways in ebooks. But what is correct and more visually appealing to readers?
We all know that it is incorrect to say “Sally and me are going to the store.” But are there some instances when using “me” is correct? Yes, there are! Read more to learn the simple rules.