Those Darn Writing Rules

You’ve heard the “rules”: 1) Start sentences with capital letters. 2) Never start a sentence with a conjunction. 3) End sentences with a period, question mark, or exclamation point. 4) Never end a sentence with a preposition, etc. But some of these rules aren’t actual writing rules? For some reason, someone made up several of

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Hook Your Reader

A hook is a grabber or attention-getter that cause a reader to stay with your writing instead of doing something else. It’s compelling enough that your work will take over a reader’s time. Share This:

Style Sheets

If you’re new to writing, and don’t know about or use style sheets, it’s time you learned. They’re really helpful as you write or edit. Share This:

Combine skill with passion

Editors put a lot of pressure on writers to get it right. They instruct on grammar and choosing the right words. They point out what doesn’t work and what might work better, and they share what writers should do to create a book that the author will be proud of. But is that all there

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Make Every Word Count

No matter what you’re writing, every word needs to contribute to your message. When you use filler words, you make your communication less effective. Share This:

Writer’s Block, Again

You’re sitting in front of your PC trying to write, and your brain will not engage. You’ve got a case of writer’s block. Now what? How do you get past this barrier? Following are some ideas. Share This:

How to Write an eBook

So, you think you have some advice to share, or you have an idea for a work of fiction, or you have an opinion on some topic. You’ve thought about getting an agent and/or going to a main-stream publisher. But that feels like a long, tough haul. You’ve thought about writing and publishing an electronic

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