verbs

Editing Tip #52

Tightening the Belt on Your Prose, Pt.3 ~ What does it mean to balance intent? Well, I suppose you could call it clarifying purpose or keeping it simple – but for me, it’s all about “balance.” It’s not just shortening… 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 #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 ›