Common writing mistakes #6

#6 — Unnecessary details The plot is coming along. We're getting to an important moment—but wait! I forgot to mention something. Let me write it down because it's important. But now the reader is wondering why I stopped the story to describe something in the middle of the chapter. As a writer myself, I get … Continue reading Common writing mistakes #6

Common writing mistakes #4

#4 — Common misused words We type a word. It’s spelled correctly. Microsoft Word isn’t flagging it either. It sounds right too! But I love that Disney fairy tail doesn’t quite look right. It can get more complicated than that. There are long lists of words we think we know, but we don’t. Or we … Continue reading Common writing mistakes #4

“Freelancer” or another title?

Sometimes using the term freelance editor makes the job seem easier than it actually is. Carefree. Simple. But it's more like running a small business than anything else. Freelancers have tax assessments to do, cliental to keep up with, projects to handle, breaks to plan, money to manage, etc. It's not something people think about … Continue reading “Freelancer” or another title?

Battles with the word “said”

Many writers love the word said. They use it for every dialogue tag they can. But writers can overuse it. Said gives the reader nothing about the story. But there are other words that expand upon it, letting the reader know more about the characters and plot. These other dialogue tags include: Announced Boasted Commented … Continue reading Battles with the word “said”