When you’re editing your book, watch out for these common editing mistakes that authors make.
Do you get sick of writing “he said/she said” or are you unsure how to punctuate dialogue tags? Here are 8 tips that will help you write and punctuate dialogue tags.
Tenant/tenet, then/than, bad/badly—do you really know the difference? Here are some words that writers commonly confuse and examples of how to use them.
When recounting events, “then” is a weak transition. Try eliminating “then” with specific references to time or location, or by listing characteristics. The excessive use of “then” can quickly become repetitive and is a lazy way of showing sequences of events.
To use or not to use a semicolon? Become a semicolon master with these 5 quick tips.
Are there instances when using “me” instead of “I” is correct? Yes, there are. And the rules are actually very simple, yet too many people, even authors, are still making this mistake. Let’s take a look.
When should you use apostrophes with omitted letters and possessives? Which way should they face? A few simple rules will help you use apostrophes with confidence.
Have you ever been confused about how to use or conjugate lay and lie? Mix-ups between these verbs is common, but with a few simple tips, you can always feel confident in your word choice.
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.
At Book Cave, we’ve seen our share of interesting grammar mistakes. Here are 5 common grammar mistakes that we notice even accomplished authors sometimes make.
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.
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.