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4 Signs You’re Ready to Ask for Writing Feedback

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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.

6 Editing Tips for Writers From Copywriters, Editors, and Freelancers

To improve your writing, you need to edit yourself mercilessly. These six editing tips are from copywriters, editors, and freelance writers; they’ll help you clean up your articles and chapters, and increase the chances of selling your work to an editor or publisher.

Before the tips, a quip:

“It is perfectly okay to write garbage – as long as you edit brilliantly.” ~ C. J. Cherryh.

Fellow scribes, don’t let your fears of writing or rejection stop you from writing that first draft! Rest in the knowledge that almost any piece of writing — no matter how limp or soggy — can be improved with a few simple editing tips. For more editing advice, read Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips for Writers: The Ultimate Frugal Booklet for Avoiding Word Trippers and Crafting Gatekeeper-Perfect Copy (pictured). And, check out these six tips from experienced copywriters, editors, and freelance writers…Read More »6 Editing Tips for Writers From Copywriters, Editors, and Freelancers

5 Over-Used Words and Phrases for Writers to Avoid

Want to improve your writing? Avoid these five over-used words and phrases! These writing tips are from a successful writer who isn’t just my regular guest blogger – she’s a recent Top 10 Blogs for Writers winner. I’ve learned a lot from freelancer Susan Johnston – such as how to increase my blog readership, earn more money writing, and write great conclusions.

“Too often, writers rely on clichés or tired, over-used words instead of coming up with an original way to stay what they mean,” says Johnston. “Sure, most readers understand these phrases with little or no explanation, so it’s an easy way to get a point across. Sometimes it’s acceptable to use these words or phrases if the alternative would be too long-winded (or if you’re satirizing something). But too many worn-out words can sound stale and unoriginal. It’s a lazy shortcut, really.”

Here, she shares several over-used words and phrases for writers to avoid. For more ways to improve your writing, click on How to Avoid English Teachers’ Pet Peeves: Improve Your Writing by Eliminating Common Errors by Cheryl Miller Thurston. And, read on for Johnston’s writing tips…Read More »5 Over-Used Words and Phrases for Writers to Avoid