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Writing Tips 3/3

In this final post in my series of writing tips, I bring you four new tips. These look at the 'big picture' of your overall book.

Writing Tips 2/3

In today’s post, the second of three, I’m sharing four basic writing tips for authors polishing their manuscripts, and especially for those currently preparing their first round entries for the 2020 Strelitzia contest. 1. Correct Dialogue Punctuation I’ve seen an increasing trend lately amongst beginner authors to get the punctuation for dialogue wrong. Since it may have been a few years since high school English classes, I thought I’d offer a quick refresher. Most importantly, punctuation goes INSIDE the speech marks. Good: “He went that way,” she said. Bad: “He went that way”, she said. Good: She laughed. “I never thought I’d see that.” Bad: She laughed. “I never thought I’d see that”. Whe

Writing tips 1/3

The first post in a three part series of writing tips to improve your submissions.

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