Editing Tips

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6 Tips for Submitting Your Sample Chapters to a Book Publisher

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.

How to Ask for Feedback on Your Writing

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. In The Writing & Critique Group Survival Guide: How to Make Revisions, Self-Edit, and Give and Receive Feedback Becky Levine shares tips […]

How to Proofread and Edit Your 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 Dummies. There’s no doubt about it: editing and revising the words you labored over will […]

10 Most Common Writing Mistakes, Plus 10 Remedies

You won’t just find the most common writing mistakes here; also included are ten remedies for writers who make the same mistakes over and over! These writing tips are from Vancouver-based writer and publication coach, Daphne Gray-Grant. “Effective writers understand that they are lifelong apprentices,” says Gray-Grant. “They learn by reading – constantly. Note: this is not just passive ‘flip-through-a-thriller-while-sitting-on-the-pool-deck’ kind […]

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 […]