The Editor’s Corner – Storytelling Ideas

Since last week I wrote about my progress with Mercy Hospital, I thought this week I’d publish a bit about what many new writers dread: ideas for a story that don’t go anywhere. Thanks to a constant reader for requesting this installment theme. “Where do you get your ideas?” is likely the most common question

The Editor’s Corner – Polysyndeton

Last week I took a break to bring you some poetry, and I’m delighted it was well-received. This week, I bring us back to The Editor’s Corner to talk about polysyndeton. I can just hear you now: “Anne, are you making up words now? We’re still early on with The Editor’s Corner, for crying out

The Editor’s Corner – Adjective Abuse

Last week I threw you a red herring to pull you off track for copy editing. But now that’s over, this week we’re back to talking about adjective use, or rather, adjective abuse. Adjectives are fine, but too many of them can wind up being boring and repetitive. Yes, they’re useful in telling a person

The Editor’s Corner – Red Herrings

Welcome to another edition of The Editor’s Corner. Let’s fish around and see what kind of devices we can reel in here: red herrings. Okay—enough with the puns. I know you didn’t come here to laugh and/or roll your eyes at my punderful style. What is a red herring? A red herring, in literature, is

Editing Services – At Your Service

In the past, I’ve given readers and writers tools they need to start editing on their own, and prepare themselves for the world of self-publishing or for the process of traditional publishing submissions. I’ve heard some positive feedback on it, and some cries for help. “Anne, I’m just not sure if my work is ready,”

The Self-Published Guide to Editing

Last month, I did a guest post for Author’s Publish called Five Free & Cheap Editing Options for your Manuscript. (By the way, if you haven’t signed up for their guides and newsletters, do it. They’re a great resource.) When you’re going the route of self-publishing, you have to rely on yourself to do everything. These

Facepalm Time: Stupid Things Authors Believe, Part 2

So a little while ago, I discussed an article on Authors Publish about the stupid things that authors believe. Well, this concept of our erroneous beliefs is big enough that we need a part two, so Kurt Bubna is happy to illustrate for our eager eyes another fine point in: Stupid Things Authors Believe, Part 2.

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