#WriteTip: Approaches to Outlining a Novel

#WriteTip: Approaches to Outlining a Novel

Approaches to outlining a novel are sometimes bemoaned by authors who decry how such an orderly approach can work against the rather addictive journey of discovery (surprise!) allowed by pantsing through a plot. After the high of flying by the seat of one’s...
#PubTib: Book Formatting Mistakes to Avoid

#PubTib: Book Formatting Mistakes to Avoid

Book formatting mistakes to avoid abound in traditional as well as independent publishing. While some readers say they can overlook a certain number of typos when a story is engaging enough, it’s probably safe to say bad formatting is even harder to overlook...
#AmEditing: Choosing an Editor

#AmEditing: Choosing an Editor

Choosing an editor tends to be a stressful and time-consuming task and for good reason. If submitting a manuscript to traditional publishers, you know how important it is to put your best writing forward in this day and age when publishing houses continue to cut back...
#WriteTip: How to Punctuate Dialogue

#WriteTip: How to Punctuate Dialogue

Writers vary greatly in how much dialogue they use to suit varying purposes. No matter the amount incorporated into a book, properly punctuated dialogue makes the effort disappear before the reader because the punctuation cues draw them effortlessly through a text....