It is so difficult to edit your own work—I certainly avoid it at all costs. But unfortunately, we don't always have a choice in the matter, whether due to time, finances, or some other hindrance. So here are my top six tips to help you better edit your own work!
Tips for: Style Guides
Also known as a style sheet, a style guide is a document created to keep track of specific terminology or grammatical style choices for a text or organization. But why should you make a style guide? And how do you build a style guide?
Tips for: Query Letters
A query letter is like a cover letter for your book. Just like there is a general recommended outline for cover letters, there is also a general format for a query letter. Read on the five elements of a perfect query letter, plus some extra tips, tricks, and resources.
Tips for: Character Development
Writing is an art just like any other, and as such, there are no hard-and-fast rules to follow. However, the following are some habits I notice authors falling into that, if adjusted, could really expand the reader's understanding of a character and their actions.