Category Archives: Writing Tips & Tools

Getting the Hang of Dialogue Punctuation – Part 2

Last week, we discussed how to use dialogue punctuation correctly. This week, we’re sharing an extract from the Editors’ Bible dealing with internal dialogue (thoughts). I hope many of you find this information useful and use it to improve the … Continue reading

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Getting the Hang of Dialogue Punctuation – Part 1

Myriad authors can’t seem to get the hang of correct dialogue punctuation – including me when I first started writing. The goods news is that, once you ‘click’, it’ll become as easy as spelling the word ‘the’. Here’s an extract … Continue reading

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Abusing Dialogue Tags

Don’t abuse dialogue tags.   By this, I mean don’t overuse them. It’s not necessary to have a dialogue tag with every piece of dialogue. How many dialogue tags you need depends largely on how many characters are talking in … Continue reading

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Easily Confused Words

Many words in the English language sound identical or similar to another word that means something entirely different. Don’t get caught out using the wrong word! Here’s a short list of easily confused words: Aid (help or assist) and aide … Continue reading

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Relax to Write

Have you ever tried to write when stressed? If your answer is yes, you’ll know why it’s vital to be not only in a relaxed state of mind, but also physically relaxed, in order for your creative juices to flow … Continue reading

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Why it’s Vital to Read if You Want to Write

Writers should always keep in mind that it’s blatantly obvious to most readers if you do not read, particularly if you’ve never read a book since high school. We’ve listed just a few of the common errors made by writers … Continue reading

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Share Your Publishing Experience

First-time authors often find the idea of publishing quite daunting, and understandably so with so much contradictory information available on the subject. We thought we’d help to make the experience less stressful by inviting any author who’s already published a … Continue reading

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Back Cover Blurb No-Nos

As an author, you may think that the back cover blurb for your book is not really all that important, but it is the introduction to your book, one of the first things that give readers a taste of the … Continue reading

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Balancing Narrative & Dialogue

There’s no rule that says you have to have a certain amount of dialogue versus a certain amount of narrative. However, it’s good to have a balance. If a book contains mostly narrative, it’ll be harder to move the story … Continue reading

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A Writing Plan That Works

Every author who has ever lovingly tapped away at a keyboard or typewriter, or who has even used the old fashioned pen and paper method, will agree that finding the time to write can be a challenge. Planning is the … Continue reading

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