You’ve just spent day, week, or months writing something. And maybe you’ve given it to one or more people to get some feedback. Should you listen to the writing advice or not?
Whether writing fiction or non-fiction, writers have to choose whether they’re going to use contractions—or not.
Most new writers ask this question. And many self-publishers have limited financial resources. So why is this important?
The first task of writing may be creating an outline, getting your thoughts and ideas down on paper, or just diving into the actual writing. But at some point, it’s time to sit back and read what you’ve written, and like many writers, you find parts of your text that just ain’t right. What do you do?
The moment you decided to write something, you make a number of tacit promises to your readers (assuming that there will be some). And your work isn’t finished until you fulfill those promises.
If you’re a new writer, there’s something you need to know. Your first draft will almost certainly be worse than any other drafts you create.
Formatting a book for printing requires more thought and work than publishing an eBook. Following are some things you need to think about.
There are many routes to getting a finished first draft. What’s important to understand is that your first draft is almost never your final draft.
There’s a current vogue about tidying up and decluttering one’s home or life. But sometimes, writers also need to do some decluttering to make reading easier on their audience.
Almost all grammar books describe how to correctly use commas. But here are some situations where a comma would be in the wrong place.