Writing. Editorial Services 23 Writing Websites to Improve Your Writing We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. ~Ernest Hemingway How strong is your writing? No matter how good you think it is, there’s always room for improvement. In most cases, plenty of room. (***By the way, have you seen this amazing online creative writing course, “Story Is a State of Mind,” created by Giller finalist Sarah Selecky? Want to strengthen your story, empower your performance, and beef up on the publishing business? Here are 23 sites (in no particular order) I look to for daily inspiration and advice: PS If you find this list useful, please share it on Twitter, Facebook or StumbleUpon – I’d really appreciate it! 4) Query Shark A query critique site you don’t want to miss. 5) Men with Pens Fantastic articles on copywriting and freelancing. 6) Ask Allison Writing and publishing Q&A by novelist Allison Winn Scotch. 10) Pub Rants Self-proclaimed “very nice literary agent,” Kristin Nelson, rants about writing and publishing.
Writing and Book Editing Software Novel Writing Tips & Fundamentals – Storyfix.com Garbl's Editorial Style and Usage Manual--abbreviations, capitalization, punctuation, grammar, numbers, spelling, word usage Do you have writing questions about abbreviations, addresses, capitalization, English grammar, Internet terminology, numbers, plurals, possessives, punctuation, spelling and word usage? If so, Garbl's Editorial Style and Usage Manual can help you be clear, concise, correct and consistent in your use of the written word. This free style guide also provides clear alternatives to long, pompous or bureaucratic words and phrases. Use this manual for help in writing articles, books, brochures, correspondence, essays, fliers, newsletters, reports, Web pages and other documents. Garbl's Editorial Style and Usage Manual mostly follows Associated Press style but also follows advice of other excellent books on writing and websites listed in Garbl's Writing Resources Online--and my selection and interpretation of their guidelines. Do you have comments or suggestions about my style and usage manual? Need help? If you need someone to write or edit your documents clearly and concisely, contact Gary B.
Nathan Bransford, Author Why All Self-Publishers Need a Good Editor "Just get it down on paper, and then we will see what to do with it," said Maxwell Perkins, the revered editor of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Thomas Wolfe. If this sage piece of advice worked for them, it can work for you. Perkins is credited with having convinced the powers that be at Scribner that The Great Gatsby was a masterpiece and with helping Fitzgerald make it that way. If you’d like a little insight into what great editing looks like, check out the correspondence between Perkins and Fitzgerald at Letters of Note. But, encouraging you to complete your first draft is just the beginning of what a good editor can do for you. There are four kinds of editors: 1. 2. 3. 4. How Do You Find A Good Editor? Good is the operative word here. But where and how do you find this person? -- Get a referral—check around, ask other writers, your friends, agents at writers’ conferences. -- Look online—go to Google and type in “Freelance Editors.” And, remember, this is your book.
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