Tag Archives: editing

The 5 Most Common Writing Mistakes That Break Reader Immersion

Today marks the publication of the 50th review in my ImmerseOrDie indie book review series. This article today is a reflection on the first 50 such reviews, and a synthesis of A) whether or not I’ve been consistent in my evaluations, and B) trends I’m seeing in the causes of those immersion breaks.

The Arcane Art of Notes To Self

We all do it, no matter what tool we use. At some point, every writer I’ve ever talked to has developed a technique for embedding editorial notes to self into the…

Now you can report typos

My editors and I can’t always be sure we’ve found and fixed every last typo and mistake. We try, but we sometimes fail. So rather than stew over a problem…

Are Online Grammar Checkers Worth Checking Out?

I have a date looming with my editor in the near future, and I want to make a good impression. One of my major projects is about to be completed,…