tightening prose

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 ›

Editing Tip #4

Words to Avoid & Why – pt.2 Make sure your ideas are clear and your characters are not ‘wishy-washy’ with their POV (point of view). There are certain words we writers fall into the habit of using to help explain… Read More ›

Editing Tip #2

Words to Avoid & Why – pt.1 I know, you’re thinking, “Okay, if I’m writing children’s fiction I should avoid swearing.”  Or, “If I want my work to reach a broader audience I should take out big words that only… Read More ›