The publishing world promises freedom of expression through your words. Honestly, the galaxy is the limit! But the whispers of what lurks down that long, dark tunnel to publication are truly the stuff of nightmares… … The unfinished draft. Bleeding manuscripts after the Editor sank her claws into it. Wrong files being uploaded… and only […]
The Writer's Journey
Do Editors Still Edit?
If you’ve ever managed to get your manuscript published by a traditional publisher, you’ve probably faced the harsh reality that many publishers aren’t interested in editing your novel… and don’t plan on it. So how do you get your book reader-ready? Keystroke’s resident editors take a chapter from Scott Moon’s book straight through the editing […]
Ellen Cuts Keystroke Manuscripts
With the coming of fall, and everyone’s favorite spooky holiday officially on the radar, TWJ brings you another blood-letting–er, live editing extravaganza! We have on the chopping block KSM’s very own Josh, Scott, and Ken! And back, by popular demand, a few writing bloopers. So get comfy and grab your Keystroke coffee, because we’re going […]
My Novel Adventures | Shad M. Brooks
Today we’re gonna pick the brain of Shad M. Brooks, creator of the YouTube channel Shadiversity, where he dives deep into all things medieval, fantasy, and storytelling. Have you ever wondered how to properly use sword from hundreds of years ago? If boomerangs really do come back, and how many gold coins an adventurer could […]
Launching a Book Series with Kickstarter | MG Herron
There are countless ways to get readers excited for your next book. Today on the Writers Journey, we’re digging into all things Kickstarter–the platform that not only gets the word out, but is used to help fund your project. We all know there’s more to publishing a novel than writing the book. Between editing, cover […]
Larry Correia AMA
Science fiction writer, Merchant of Death (retired), and valiant leader of the Monster Hunter Nation, Larry Correia, joins us to talk all things writing. Get ready to ASK HIM ANYTHING on this next episode of The Writer’s Journey.
Chicago Manual of Style Editing on PerfectIt
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 […]
Cut the Fluff | Ellen Campbell
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.
Developing Your Plot
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.
Using Editing Tools | Ivy Grey from PerfectIt
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 […]