EditingGrammar/StyleSavvyBlog

Fatty Sentences—or Reducing Prepositional Phrases by France Pelaccia

Has an editor recommended you tighten your sentences by reducing excess fat? Have you wondered how when you edited to the bare bones? Think again. Among other things, you may have a case of superfluous prepositional phrases. Deleting them won’t damage the beauty and flow of your well-thought and over-revised sentences or the overall plot. …
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Savvy Authors Blog Post: Trademarks and Titles by Jacqui Lipton

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about whether authors can use other people’s trademarks in their book, story, and essay titles. This can come up in a lot of different genres: notably, nonfiction. If you want to write about, say, the McDonalds corporation, or Nike, or General Motors, how do you do that …
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How To Make Your Character Explode Off The Page On Page One by Kris Kennedy

Characters ARE Your Story Writers spend a lot of time developing plot, and that’s great. But the plot is just a vehicle for character transformation, and that’s why readers are reading. They want to see this person go through this plot, and change. Transform. So you need to start developing them on Page One. Not …