Write well. Write often. Edit wisely.
Tips for a mix of writing situations you might have trouble with including weaved or wove, may or might, and set or sit.
A look at words, punctuation, and writing elements that can be safely excised from novels, creating more memorable fiction.
A writer asks about comma use with dependent clauses. Includes details about comma use for subordinate clauses before, after, and in the middle of independent clauses.
A writer asks how much back story is too much.
Know when to quit when searching for obscure grammar and punctuation rules.
There’s no need to feel guilty for borrowing tips and taking advice from other writers. Writing is a craft, with tools and techniques passed from writer to writer.
Celebration of a milestone—thank you for reading The Editor’s Blog.
Tips for putting characters into motion with habits and physical movement without disrupting the main action of a story.
It’s easy for our ideas and writing to become stale or common. Familiar. Even so repetitive or wearisome that we are bored writing stories. Try a few prompts for exploring the wider world in your life so you can create fascinating new worlds for readers.