This is my first non-fiction book, and is a powerful new guide that gives essential editing tips for authors.
Lots of books have been written on the art of writing, and here—at last—is a guide that will teach you the essential techniques of editing your own book. This will help you turn a promising manuscript into a published novel. And, it does this without the jargon. You don’t need to know all the grammatical terms in order to make use of this book. You don’t need to know the definition of a split infinitive, a comma splice, or a ‘to be’ verb, as this manual explains these in detail in easy to understand terms, and a lively and engaging style.
Chapters on Passive Writing, Tense, Point of View, Dialogue, and other techniques take you through the same processes an editor would go through to polish and perfect your manuscript. Good writing is nothing without good editing. Learn the secrets of good editing and writing with this essential author reference, which offers so much more for so much less.
As well as being an award-winning author, I am an accomplished editor and proofreader. My passion is helping Indie Authors to successfully achieve their goals and dreams.
Excerpt from Chapter One: Passive Prose …
“Here is a cartoon I came across online a long time ago, and it struck a chord. It says what it needs to say so eloquently.
Can you see the difference? Which would you prefer to read? Especially in the middle of an action scene or a moment filled with suspense.
More on that . . .
Ed to the rescue!
Who’s Ed??? Not ‘who’, ‘what’. Ed ending words tend to be immediate and engaging—right in the thick of it. They are the bouncers to keep out Was and his mates. Let’s party . . .”