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Use the Five Cs of Copy Editing When Writing

Use the Five Cs of Copy Editing When Writing

Use the Five Cs of Copy Editing When Writing By Janine Savage. Reposted with permission from Write divas   The Five Cs of Copy Editing—clear, correct, concise, comprehensive, and consistent—is what most editors strive for when editing a manuscript. Authors rely on editors to look for these things and help them see where they can improve. So I asked myself: Why use the Five Cs of Copy Editing when writing? Because these are elements that authors can use to … Read entire article »

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Writing Pitfall #9: Overuse of Dialogue Tags

Writing Pitfall #9: Overuse of Dialogue Tags

Writing Pitfall #9: Overuse of Dialogue Tags In today’s article we are going to discuss our ninth writing pitfall for first time authors, the overuse of dialogue tags. But what’s the big deal? Well, the problem with unnecessary dialogue tags is they eat up your word count and provide very little in return. Not every piece of dialogue needs a tag. Overuse … Read entire article »

All You Need To Know About Proofreading

All You Need To Know About Proofreading

All You Need To Know About Proofreading By Janine Savage. Reposted with permission from Write Divas   When most people ask for a proofread, they expect their manuscript will get a once-over to fix errors and make sure it makes sense. But there’s a lot more to a proofread than simply catching typos and misspelled words. Proofreading is less about the content of … Read entire article »

Writing Pitfall # 8: Over Description of Characters and Development

Writing Pitfall # 8: Over Description of Characters and Development

Writing Pitfall # 8: Over Description of Characters and Development Reposted with permission from Write Divas Good character descriptions and details are the beginnings of any great novel. Of course you have the plot, but we’re not talking about that right now. Today, the focus of this article is how to develop your characters and use proper descriptions without info dumping on … Read entire article »

All You Need To Know About Line Editing

All You Need To Know About Line Editing

All You Need To Know About Line Editing By Jen Matera.  Reposted with permission from Write Divas When I saw that I was writing an article about line editing, I laughed out loud. And then I panicked. Line editing has been a sort of abstract concept to me, something in the periphery that I never quite understood. For me, editing started out as a … Read entire article »

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