self-editing

Editing Tip #27

Interior Formatting for Print Books, Pt. 1 ~ If you have decided to venture into the exciting world of DIY publishing there may be a few things about traditional formatting you are unaware of.  We all want our books to… Read More ›

Editing Tip #25

Avoiding Info Dump, Pt. 4 ~ The tendency to over-share can be the bane of anyone’s existence but for an Author it could mean the death of a manuscript. One of the most difficult concepts to manage, especially with novice… Read More ›

Editing Tip #24

Avoiding Info Dump, Pt 3 ~ Action in a story is better than inaction – right? Not necessarily.  If too much is happening in one scene, a reader’s mind will turn into a computer and flash “information overload.”  Not really,… Read More ›

Editing Tip #21

Words to Avoid & Why – Pt. 3 Okay, I know you’ve heard it before but it needs to be said again: Adverbs are toxic. “When you use an adverb you’re cheating on the verb.” ~ James Dewar: Publisher, producer,… Read More ›

Editing Tip #20

Secondary Doesn’t Mean Second-Rate ~ Your secondary characters are just as important as your primary ones (protagonist/antagonist). Your main characters run the show, they are who your reader falls in love with or love to hate.  What helps define and… Read More ›