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As a published author and freelance writer/editor, some of the common grammar issues I stumble across when editing manuscripts for authors are: Which vs. That. Learn how using which and that can both make sense but still change the meaning of the same sentence. How I remember which one to use, for people: which; for … Continue reading Popular Grammar Issues Writers Should Address: Unit One
BOOK PROPOSAL: A book proposal is a package of materials providing details about your book. Included should be any awards you've won, your credentials as a writer, education, and some information about the marketability of your work. Include any social media aspects that will enhance your visibility in the market and whether you've established an … Continue reading Some Terms of The Trade, Part II Non Fiction
Most professional writers are continuously writing new work for publication. Before writing for publication, there are five important steps you should take to speed up your work in print: 1. Identify your ideas and subjects of interest. 2. Target your markets and select publishers in these areas. 3. Prepare your submission materials. 4. Contact publishers … Continue reading FIVE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOUR FIRST BOOK SALE
What is an Author Platform? For some personalities, getting out there in the public to push and promote your work is really hard to do. However, it is essential to your success as an author in today's writing world to have one. These platforms are used to connect with readers, followers, other authors, fans... etc., … Continue reading CREATING AN AUTHOR PLATFORM
Preparing for submitting your work to agents and publishers.
By familiarizing yourself completely with the genre you're writing in, and hoping to submit to, you come across as professional and serious to potential agents or publishers. Knowing what they're talking about makes it easier for you to be assured that you are doing the right thing and being taken care of properly. It also … Continue reading Always Familiarize Yourself With The Market You’re Writing In
Some terms and their meanings for writers
In the book industry, we all have our jobs. A writer writes a literary agent's job is to find publishers for her clients' books and publishers create and produce a product to the satisfaction of both (hopefully). There is a multitude of reasons why an author chooses a literary agent. The first question you should … Continue reading What An Agent Does
DESCRIPTION: Get your stories off to a roaring start. Keep them tight and crisp throughout. Conclude them with a wallop. Is the story or novel you've been carrying around in your head the same one you see on the page? Or does the dialogue suddenly sound flat and predictable? Do the events seem to ramble? … Continue reading Beginnings, Middles & Ends, by Nancy Kress, Elements of Fiction Writing, AUTHOR RESOURCE