Category: Writing Tips

Revisions and Elevator Pitches

Originally posted by AIW Press Revisions and Elevator Pitches You’ve finished your book–or so you think. What’s your next step. Staci Troilo from AIW Press has you covered. From revisions to the elevator pitch, Staci give provides guidance and tips to get you moving in the right direction. Remember, just because your book is finished

Proofreading Your Manuscript

Originally posted by AIW Press Proofreading Your Manuscript This week Joan Hall talks about the importance of proofreading your manuscript. Even with proofreading there are times when things slip through. Remember, even the big name publishing companies have typos occasionally. Proofreading can help you eliminate many of these errors. How about you? What are your proofreading methods. Please share with

Ten Tips To A Better Manuscript – Part Two

Originally posted by AIW Press Ten Tips to a Better Manuscript – Part 2 Last week, KE Lane talked about ways to get a first draft into manuscript shape. This week, she is going to cover the last five tips about turning that manuscript into something worth submitting. It’s these final five steps that give the manuscript its

Ten Tips to a Better Manuscript – Part 1

Originally posted by AIW Press Ten Tips to a Better Manuscript – Part 1           You’ve done it. Your book is finished. You’re ready to submit  your manuscript to a publishing company. But are you really ready? KE Lane from AIW Press details how to get your manuscript ready for publication. She is

First Draft or Stream of Consciousness?

Originally posted on AIW Press First Draft or Stream of Consciousness Whether you’re tackling a writing project for the first time or the thousandth time, you’re not alone.  At some point we all produce “stream of consciousness” writing. We sit down and start writing whatever comes to our minds first.  When is what we write considered

Top Ten Critique Tips

Originally posted on AIW Press Top Ten Critique Tips Is your novel ready for publication? You’ve written you story. You’ve read it, and reread it. You’ve edited it and re-edited it. Before you submit it, you need a good critique partner. AIW Press shares the top ten tips for a good critique. Click here to

Shopping Online

Recently, I went to a large retail bookstore looking for a popular book. I couldn’t find it and asked the clerk for help. She said they didn’t stock the book, but she could order it and it would be in the store for pickup in two days, or for a small fee, I could have

Here Comes the Mother of the Bride

I’m the mother of the bride. That means I need to dress the part. No t-shirt, no blue jeans, no flip flops or Docksides. That even means no nice pants suit or casual skirt. Formal wear is what’s required. After speaking with my daughter’s mother-in-law and exchanging ideas, I decided the time had come to

You Are a Writer ~ Pick Yourself

Guest post by Lorna Faith Today’s post is a bit different. I am turning over my blog to fellow author, blogger and friend, Lorna Faith. I’m excited to have Lorna Faith as my guest today sharing her journey as a writer, and sharing information about an upcoming opportunity for writers. Please welcome Lorna Faith! Writing is a


Prom. One word. So many different meanings. For some it implies the end of the school year, for others, the end of their high school days. To parents it signifies that their children are growing up and that they will be leaving home soon. This past weekend, several children in our neighborhood went to the