Lurking on forums is a great way to learn about the latest assistive software for writers. The best thing I’ve done recently is rejoin Facebook. I don’t have friends there but I do follow the conversations in writers’ and editors’ groups. This week I learnt about a stylistic editing software called ProWritingAid. It checks your … More Tech links for writers
Do you remember when writers wrote about mankind and referred to all people as he? That was quite normal in British writing until a few decades ago. Attempting to be more gender inclusive, writers switched to humankind and began using phrases such as he or she and they. Some people worry that it’s grammatically incorrect … More Non-binary inclusive language
This week I started a blog about the appreciation of expressive jewellery. (I like jewellery with personality and pieces that tell a story.) Looking at other jewellery blogs got me thinking about how bloggers influence each other. When blogging about jewellery I lean towards the tone of fashion mags and Instagram influencers. The dominant voice … More How following the crowd hurts your blog
By focusing on the reader’s concerns, writers are able to clearly communicate that something is beneficial to the reader. … More Use reader POV for persuasive writing
This blog post is for you if your book is free of spelling mistakes, grammatical errors, and typos — but people still say it needs editing and you don’t understand why. Last week I bought two non-fiction books about spirituality. Both were by established authors and published traditionally. The second book needed editing, very badly. … More How do you know a book needs editing?