Editing is an important step to publishing, both indie and traditional. A book that is poorly edited can be a big turn off to readers. Bridget McKenna gives an example in her post, "Why I Didn't Keep Reading Your Book, Part 2": Your opening sentence demonstrated that you don’t know the difference between “number,” which is used to describe things that can be counted, such as … [Read more...] about Indie Authors: Self-Editing Before Getting Your Manuscript Edited
Guest Post: 10 Common Grammatical Errors and How to Avoid Them!
By Priyanka Misra Not particular about your grammar? Using incorrect English can diminish your charm. Here is some help. Your ideas are only as good as the words you use to express them. The more vivid and fluently you speak and write, the more chances that people perceive you as intelligent, charming, funny or persuasive. There are 10 mistakes that we see repeated, way … [Read more...] about Guest Post: 10 Common Grammatical Errors and How to Avoid Them!
From Grammarly: Valentine’s Day and Online Dating
Grammarly always has fun holiday infographics. For Valentine's Day, they've teamed up with eHarmony to see how people's writing, based on their dating profiles, affected their chances of getting a date. Grammarly reviewed 10,000 eHarmony male/female matches generated by eHarmony’s matching algorithm. Fifty percent of the matches advanced to two-way communication, while the … [Read more...] about From Grammarly: Valentine’s Day and Online Dating
Guest Post: Proofreading Style and Grammar with Document Grader
By Patrick Roberts Patrick Roberts is the creator of Document Grader, a tool designed to grade writing on a deeper level than the average grammar checking program. Authors can easily use the tool to help with their work. Document Grader goes beyond finding superficial grammar or spelling mistakes, as most grammar checking tools already do. Instead, the service highlights a … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Proofreading Style and Grammar with Document Grader
What makes up a grammar lover?
Just for fun, Grammarly shared a fun infographic of what makes a grammar nerd, based on a survey of their users. See below! … [Read more...] about What makes up a grammar lover?
So You Want to Write a Novel: Five Writing Mistakes, According to Grammarly
Grammarly, a platform that helps writers edit, has taken NaNoWriMo to a new level the past two years with its novel writing group @Grammowrimo. Last November, Grammarly worked with 500 writers to produce a 40,000 word novel. In addition to publishing a novel, they've compiled a list of the top five common writing mistakes. See their infographic below for tips on how to improve … [Read more...] about So You Want to Write a Novel: Five Writing Mistakes, According to Grammarly
A little chuckle to kick off a Friday... That's a big truck--must carry a lot of AAA batteries *wink wink*! … [Read more...] about Grammar Humor
NJ State Fair Signs
It's been a while since I've seen misspelled signs, but here are two I found at the NJ State Fair last Saturday. I'm such a grammar/spelling nerd. … [Read more...] about NJ State Fair Signs
How To Improve Your Grammar
When it comes to writing for a living, grammar is incredibly important. However, many people may not have learned about English grammar since middle school. So here are some common grammar rules that are not always easy to remember. Read it here. … [Read more...] about How To Improve Your Grammar