Aw, That Damn Dash: What’s the Difference Between En and Em Dashes?

Jul 21, 2017 in Editing, Proofreading, Writing

Perhaps the most confused and misunderstood of punctuation marks in English is the dash—particularly the en and em dashes. You’ve probably heard about them, but…

blogging

Five Tips to Starting a Blog

Jul 14, 2017 in Writing

You want to write a blog. But where do you start? How do you find your voice, and how do you get noticed among all…

editing

Why Do I Need an Editor? (And What Do They Do, Anyway?)

Jul 06, 2017 in Editing, Proofreading, Writing

Have you ever wondered if you need to hire an editor? Maybe you’re currently working on a project, or you just finished one and are…

publishing books

Four Tips for Getting Published

Jun 29, 2017 in Writing

  Whether you’ve been slowly crafting a killer manuscript for years, or lightning struck and you suddenly find yourself with a novella on your hands,…

writer's block

Writer’s Block: How to Break It

Jun 22, 2017 in Writing

It’s happened. You’re staring at a blinking cursor on your computer screen, but nothing comes to mind. The words just won’t flow. You’ve got writer’s…

Grammar 101: “Every Day” vs. “Everyday”

Jun 15, 2017 in Editing, Proofreading, Writing

  Every day, we run across the everyday error of choosing between “every day” and “everyday.” So what’s the difference? Aren’t they the same? Not…

writing

Three Ways to Hook Your Readers in the First Chapter

Jun 08, 2017 in Writing

  Your readers have picked up your book, but the question is, how do you make them keep reading it? These days, competition for readers…

10 Common Writing Errors

10 Common Writing Errors

Jun 28, 2014 in Writing

Common writing errors and how to avoid them. We know that English writing rules aren’t easy to remember, especially when you take into account different…

Principles of Copyediting

The Principles of Copyediting

Dec 28, 2013 in Editing

Have you ever seen the Walgreens Town of Perfect commercials? Sometimes we see authors who actually think they live there—who think that their writing turns…

NaNoWriMo 2013

Nov 01, 2013 in Writing

November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program that encourages people everywhere to write a novel in a…

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