Whether you are writing a novel, essay, article or email, good writing is an essential part of getting your readers to understand your ideas.
In this e-book, you will ﬁnd the best tips and techniques from a wide range of professional writers. Some focus on the minutia of speciﬁc word selection; others focus on the more complex ideas like ﬁnding the right metaphor, policing your work for Purple Prose, or ﬁguring out when it’s time to send it off to potential publishers.
We suggest that you focus on one tip at a time. Make one session just about “adverb eradication” and then go through as much of your text as you can on just that element. Your brain will get in “strong verb” gear and it will get easier as you go along. If you try to cover every tip for every paragraph, it’s easy to lose focus. Too many writers have very strong beginnings followed by mediocre middles and terrible endings simply because they have run out of editing steam. Choose small bite-sized goals and go from top to bottom.
Remember that editing often takes as long or longer than writing, so be prepared to put the time in. We promise that you will not regret it.