CWM: #12 — Not using plain language

Recently, I’ve seen some writers try to up their vocabulary. It feels as if they’re opening a thesaurus and writing the words they find down. Some of these words include specific plant or animal names, scientific words, uncommon verbs, etc. Grackle. Fervent. Reveille. Ostentatious. Imbibes. But it’s better to use plain language. I attended an … More CWM: #12 — Not using plain language

6 things editors need to know before editing your work

Editors are essential. It’s also important to communicate some information with them when reaching out to get their services. Here are six things to keep in mind: WORD COUNT, NOT PAGE COUNT Knowing how many pages there are isn’t as helpful as one might think. There is a general standard that every page is about … More 6 things editors need to know before editing your work

CWM: #10 — Adding too many details with commas

I’ve had a few authors use commas to add detail after detail onto a sentence. But they don’t realize how jam-packed the sentence becomes. Here are two fictional examples: Laurence came through the door, looking for answers, looking for something to turn his path around, and looking for that foolish cat who messed up from … More CWM: #10 — Adding too many details with commas