Some serial editing

Like a serial killer? Don’t ask. Anyway… I follow Catherine, Caffeinated. She’s a feisty writer who has carved out a niche in the self-publishing advice blognet. I haven’t read any of her books, but she doles out some great advice on her blog. Recently, she invited Robert Doran, an editor with Kazoo Independent Publishing Services … More Some serial editing

Bloody Typos

I really do try to keep typos from making an appearance in my writing.  I know it doesn’t seem like I proof my posts, but despite the overwhelming damning evidence, I do. Why is it that I can type the word beacon, when I know I meant to say beckon? In my head, I hear the word beckon, but … More Bloody Typos

Originality or Steal?

Ah, yes, originality! Or, better yet, as listed in my thesaurus: imagination, creativity, inventiveness, ingenuity, cleverness, individuality, freshness, newness, novelty, uniqueness, boldness, daring, unconventionality, unorthodox, singularity. I have none of those qualities.  And the thing is, I like clichés!  I use them all the time in my day-to-day speech and, of course, in my writing … More Originality or Steal?


In this first of twenty-five posts, I will explore the first point of advice contained in the Writer’s Digest article 25 Ways to Improve Your Writing in 30 Minutes a Day.  I hope you find my little public exercise useful. 1. Flow A piece of writing is a living thing. Our goal should be to … More Flow