Did I tell you about the time MSN.com sent me an article assignment without me pitching a query letter? O happy day! The editor also sent me these tips for editing magazine articles before submitting it for publication. No matter what magazine or website you… Read More »19 Editing Tips From a Senior Editor at MSN.com
Learning how to DIY (do it yourself) when it comes to editing your own writing isn’t just difficult, it’s downright painful. How do you edit the words you so carefully crafted? Luckily, I found five editing tips that will elevate your writing and improve your… Read More »5 Painless Ways to Edit and Elevate Your Writing
Unless you’re famous or somehow remarkable, your sample chapters are the only chance you have to get your book published. Therefore you must submit the best example of your writing that you can — even if it requires writing, editing, revising, and even throwing out everything you wrote only to start fresh.
Writing feedback can be both invaluable and crushing. It’s crucial to get feedback on your writing, but it’s equally important to make sure you approach the right reviewer, in the right way, at the right time, with the right questions.
Even if you’re not an ESL student, these tips on how to improve your English will help you speak, read, and write better. This article is inspired by a recent comment: “I’m an Asian student studying in a foreign country,” says Howard on How to… Read More »How to Improve Your English – Speaking, Reading, Writing
These editing and proofreading tips will improve your writing, and help you become a successful writer. I tend to edit as I write, which many a writing coach has spanked me for. If you’re as weak at editing as I am, read Copyediting and Proofreading For… Read More »How to Proofread and Edit Your Writing
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
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