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…

Everyday vs Every Day

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…

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…

English Grammar - Loose v Lose

English Grammar 101: Lose vs. Loose

Oct 28, 2013 in Proofreading

Short Answer Loose: able to be removed, not tight Lose: to misplace something, to be deprived of something Long Answer Many people, while perusing the…

Period Inside or Outside of Quotations

English Grammar 101: Do I Put the Period Inside or Outside the Quotation Marks?

Jun 25, 2013 in Editing

Do I put the period inside or outside the quotation marks? Short Answer The period always goes inside the quotation marks. (This, however, is not…

Proofreading v Editing

The Power of Proofreading Part Three

Jun 12, 2013 in Proofreading

Because they both have to do with identifying and fixing mistakes in writing, it can be easy to think of editing and proofreading as one…

English Grammar - Faze v Phase

English Grammar 101: Faze vs. Phase

May 30, 2013 in Proofreading

What’s that you say? You’re not fazed with the difference between phase and faze? Well, you ought to be! These words may be pronounced the…

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