This is one of the books that I use when I have a grammar or punctuation questions. You’d think grammar and punctuation are straightforward, but they are not.
Another great book I would recommend is “Woe Is I” by Patricia T. O’Conner. It’s easy to use and has great information.
If you want a good laugh (yes, grammar and punctuation can be funny), read “Eats, Shoots and Leaves” by Lynne Truss
And for good online assistance, the Purdue OWL is the best!
Strong writing—writing that moves, directs, and connects people—conveys thoughts and ideas with clarity and efficiency. Badly placed words create vagueness and…
Source: Forging Sentence Ties That Bind – Grammar and Punctuation
Jane Friedman has picked a few writing tips from Jordon Rosenfeld’s book “How to Write a Page Turner” that aren’t the usual: watch out for adverbs, passive voice, flowery dialogue tags… Items that might slow down your story!
Realism has its role, but don’t let it bog down your novel. Heed the advice of bestselling author Jordan Rosenfeld about pitfalls that can bore your reader.
Source: 8 Mundane Elements You Should Cut From Your Story | Jane Friedman
Here is the Editing presentation I promised the lovely participants at the Wisconsin Writers Association (WWA) conference this weekend in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. I’ve got it here as a power point and a pdf, depending on the software you have available to you.
Thank you for your patience and understanding!
Please feel free to contact me with any other editing or publishing questions. I enjoy helping fellow writers!
Editing 101 (Power point)
Editing 101 (PDF)
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