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Tag Archives: punctuation
The Importance of the Copy Edit
A friend is doing a massive favor for me and the other authors of a collection we’ve already released. She’s doing the copy edit we should’ve done to begin with. Even though I had already edited the bulk of the … Continue reading
Posted in editing, write tips, Writing, Writing Tips Tagged content editing, copy editing, edit, editing, editors, grammar, punctuation, sentence construction, Writing 13 Comments
Writer’s Tools–Use ‘Em Right
In “Five Quick Steps Toward More Mature Writing,” I mentioned that ellipses, dashes, semicolons, colons, and italic are “specialty tools” to be used infrequently so as not to dilute their effectiveness. Certain sentence structures fall in the category of “specialty tools,” … Continue reading
Posted in write tips, Writing, Writing Tips Tagged figurative language, grammar, paragraph structure, punctuation, sentence structure, vocabulary, Writing 7 Comments
Five Quick Steps Toward More Mature Writing
Whenever I see a new client’s manuscript, I can tell almost instantly how mature the writing is just by flipping through a few pages. How? Because there are things that newbies do almost universally. But the good news is, of all … Continue reading
Posted in write tips, Writing, Writing Tips Tagged dialogue, fiction writing, narrative, novel writing, punctuation, Writing 17 Comments