The Chicago Manual of Style is the guide most publishers use for grammar, spelling, and punctuation choices. But how can authors and editors check their manuscripts for any errors? You can spot errors yourself and flip through a thousand pages of material that may or may not be up to date… or check out PerfectIt’s […]
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Delete, replace, enhance–that’s right, folks! It’s time for another Live Editing Showdown, with the one, the only, the cutteriest of the slicers, Ellen the Cutter Campbell! Can you handle the true power of editing? Find out LIVE! on The Writer’s Journey.
SciFi-Fantasy-Space Opera author C.Steven Manley is back to talk plot writing. Whether you’re a pantser like Poppa Chuck or plotters like K & L, there’s something to learn on this next step of The Writer’s Journey.
Human editors can be worth their weight in gold. But if you send in a rough manuscript, there is only so much scrubbing that can be done. (And that 130-pound editor just might cut you for it.) Enter, editing tools!–software designed to help you polish your prose and clean up your copy before you send […]
We asked, and you delivered. Today on TWJ, Ellen the Cutter Campbell is back for more live editing! Who will face chopping block? Prepare yourselves! Because when the Fates get their hands on a manuscript, there are No Safe Words! Join us live, if you dare, at 3 PM Eastern.
The Terrible Book Club is a podcast dedicated to good work of tossing rotten tomatoes at the well-deserving on Amazon. ( *grabs book and ducks*) Can you judge a book by its hideous cover, bad title, or weird synopsis? They’re on a mission to find out, and on Friday, we’re going to ask them what […]
So you’ve enjoyed the live edits, huh? Well, we’re back with more! And this time on The Writer’s Journey, we dragged Steve Beaulieu from Aethon Books onto the show. This guy’s seen it all, and has brought you some of the best stories the indie-verse has to offer. We made an open call for your […]
All stories begin with an idea. You take that idea and map out your story. But for many of us new authors, the question is, how? Sticky notes on a poster board, a detailed list in a notebook, or perhaps bullet notes in word? Enter, Plottr–an author’s tool to not only plot your story, but […]
Lights! Camera! ACTION! Three authors. One mega journey. It will all begin with an idea. But the ever elusive The End won’t be caught that easily. Lauren and Kalene have tracked down the one and only Poppa Chuck Manley to guide them them through the perils of reaching the end! Can they tackle the inciting […]
It’s a Keystroke family reunion as a bunch of hosts unit on one screen… Who knows what’ll happen. Tag team championships, battle of the sexes, an AMA, beer pong edition… We’ll find out soon. C’ya on the flip side!