Editing Tips

Basic Writing Tips – 6 Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills

Even the most successful writers need to review the basic writing tips occasionally! These six ways to improve your writing skills will keep you grounded and in touch with what really matters (a publishing contract is exciting, but doesn’t really matter. What really matters is that you’re constantly, happily, improving your writing skills!).

Before the tips, a quip: 

“There are thousands of thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen and writes.” ~ William Makepeace Thackeray.

Of course, the best way to improve your writing skills is to keep writing! One of my all-time favorite books on writing — I love it more than Stephen King’s On Writing and Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird — is Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer. Borrow it from your library if you don’t want to invest in a copy; trust me, you won’t regret it.

And, here are six ways to make your writing better….Read More »Basic Writing Tips – 6 Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills

Essay Writing Tips – How to Write College Essays and Term Papers

Knowing how to write college essays and term papers can make the difference between passing and failing a college course! These essay writing tips sprout from years of writing practice, and they’re kicked off by a publication coach.

Before the tips, a quip:

“A good essay must have this permanent quality about it; it must draw its curtain round us, but it must be a curtain that shuts us in not out.” ~ Virginia Woolf.

Drawing a curtain ‘round you and your readers takes years of writing practice, so don’t feel overwhelmed at the thought! Woolf was a brilliant writer. The rest of us can only hope to write essays that bring up our course grades (or make a living as a writer 🙂 ). If you’re a college student who struggles with writing, you’ll find How to Write Better Essays helpful.

And, here are five ways to write better essays…Read More »Essay Writing Tips – How to Write College Essays and Term Papers