Since January 2016, I've started writing a series of (hopefully) helpful articles on writing. If you're interested in creative writing, you can't go far wrong with these three books. They offer a great initiation into the art of writing.
That said, I wanted to share a few of my own tips and observations. Admittedly, I was a late bloomer with grammar and spelling. It's only because I became passionate about writing that I made the effort to improve. Many of the lessons I've learned are still fresh every time I look at my backlist. Hopefully I can help others to sidestep the major pitfalls, and provide a few quick fixes for common challenges.
If you need extra help, check out my mentoring page.
- Books on Writing: My top picks for new writers'
- Formatting a Novel
- The Past Isn't Perfect: Switching from past perfect to simple tense to engage readers
- Repeatedly Repeating Repetition: Avoiding repetition
- First Person v. Third Person
- Ready to Edit: Three Top Tips: The obvious, adjectives and little words
- New Year Autobiography Exercise
- Punctuating a Manuscript