When authors ramble, they tend to lose readers in the words. So, unless your intent is to write as many words as possible, your message should be written as clearly and concisely as possible.
What happens when you’re writing a sentence and the gender of the person being spoken about isn’t known? Example: “Has anyone brought some quarters with them”? “Anyone” is clearly a singular pronoun of unknown gender, but the prepositional object “them” is plural. This has traditionally been considered a grammatical error.
Becoming a better writer takes practice. Improving your skills requires you to be aware of what you can do to give your text more structure, make it crisp and readable, and flow with a friendly style. Following are some ideas you can use to improve the quality of your writing.
If you’re serious about self-publishing, you might want to think about getting your book reviewed.
When writers decide to self-publish, they put a lot of themselves into the writing. As a start, they need to know how to write a book. However, they also need to have expertise and experience in 1) editing, proofreading, and maybe indexing; 2) book design and cover design; 3) marketing and selling, pricing, discounting; and 4) distribution and fulfillment.
While using vague modifiers to describe a quantity of something in everyday speech may be acceptable; it may even be useful or appropriate. However, it’s often considered improper in more formal writing. Following are some examples.
Effective content should be every writer’s aim. Following are some questions, thoughts, and suggestions to make that a reality.
Absolutes refer to words that don’t have gradations—the described concept is either true or false (e.g., dead, fatal, infinite, perfect, pregnant, priceless, unanimous, unique). As a rule, they can’t be modified; but they often are. Here are guidelines.
Whether you’re a novice or professional writer, you should know that your use of grammar can make a break your text. If you misuse it, you risk losing readers. When you use it skillfully, you create fans. Following are some ideas to help improve your grammar.
If you want to be considered a professional writer, you need to avoid some common mistakes. To maximize your writing, you should consider some of the following language skills.