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The Importance of Proofreading by Ally Broadfield

Over the past few years, have you noticed more typos, misused words, incorrect grammar, and other errors in books? I certainly have, in books from small publishers, indie authors, and New York publishers. Given the state of the market, it’s understandable that authors are trying to write quickly and release multiple books every year to …
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Tips for More Effective Proofreading by Ally Broadfield

Proofreading is one of the most difficult tasks a writer faces and even seasoned authors often have difficultly detecting errors in their own work. When writers read their own work, it’s not unusual for them to overlook errors because their mind knows how the text should read and automatically corrects it. Consider the following paragraph: …
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Writing Humor Like the Pros by Ally Broadfield

Sociologists, anthropologists, and biologists believe that the ability of humans to laugh serves two essential life functions: to lessen tension and anxiety, and to help us bond with others. Both of these are compelling reasons to incorporate humor into your writing. As romance writers, one of our primary goals is to make an emotional connection …