Category: Editing

What It Means to Have Style

When it comes to an author’s writing, style can only mean one of two things—one can be learned; the other, which is far more elusive, must be honed. And really, so we’re clear: it’s the latter that’s also tricky, fleeting, and artful; it’s the latter that’s about taking chances and creating narrative prose that has a life of its own.

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Top 10 Reasons to Use a Ghostwriter

Ghostwriting is a very common practice with busy professionals, celebrities and speakers. If you knew how many bestselling books were actually ghostwritten, it might surprise you. If you’re considering publishing and just don’t have the time to write and still want to have the book written in “your voice” hiring a ghostwriter may be your answer. So what are the top 10 reasons to hire a ghostwriter?

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Choosing An Editor

When it comes to finding an editor to help you with your book, make sure it’s someone who responds to what you’ve written and how you’ve written it. Make no mistake: no one likes to be edited. It can be an incredibly painful process. You’re basically paying someone to poke holes in what you’ve done and critique every aspect of it from concept to comma use. Like many things in the publishing process, it requires a leap of faith, and if you want to ensure your book is marketable—or at the very least navigable to readers—than it’s absolutely necessary.

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LAY VS. LIE VS. LAID by Brian Kelms

This is from Brian Kelms in Writer’s Digest. Q: In the battle of lay vs. lie, when do you use each and can you provide examples? —Annemarie V. Don’t forget about “lain,” my friend! All these verbs have two things in...

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Guest Bloggers Wanted

Hi All, We like to feature guest bloggers with great tips for writers on writing, web design, website, blogs, social media, publishing, etc. If you feel you can contribute reverent material, please leave a comment and I’ll...

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How to Deal with Problem Editors

I wish I could take credit for writing this, but it comes from another exceptional blog: “My Name is Not Bob.” One of the most valuable aspects of the Internet for me is gaining knowledge from others. Robert Lee...

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