• Quick Guide to Self-Editing

    Quick Guide to Self-Editing Success

    While every writer should invest in hiring a professional editor, sometimes you don’t have the time or budget, or sometimes it’s not something an editor needs to look at. I’ve created this quick guide for self-editing to help you whether you’re doing the first round of edits on your next novel, editing a paper for…

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  • Frequently Misused Homonyms and How to Actually Use Them

    Frequently Misused Homonyms and How to Use Them

    “Your, you’re.” “There, their, they’re.” “To, too, two.” These homonyms, or words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings, are crucial to good, clear writing. I see plenty of people using them correctly, but I also see plenty of writers misusing these words occasionally.  Below is a super short, super quick guide to the…

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  • How to Utilize Themes in Fiction

    Two of the main reasons we tell stories are to teach lessons and to discuss the human experience. These factors drive the plot of stories across all cultures, and can often be boiled down to a few major themes. Understanding how to use themes in your manuscript will help you bring your writing and message…

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  • 5 Grammar Myths You Should Stop Believing Right Now

    1. You can’t end sentences with a preposition. You’ve probably been told by a teacher or professor to never end a sentence with a preposition. Wrong! You can totally end a sentence with a preposition. This rule was devised as part of a misguided attempt to align English grammar with Latin grammar back in the day.…

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