Tag: descriptive writing

10 Words to Cut From Your Manuscript

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on May 28, 2020 0 Comments
10 Words to Cut From Your Manuscript

Editing your own writing will never be the easiest part of the writing journey, but knowing what to look for can make the task a whole lot simpler. Working with the publishing company Xulon Press for a decade now has taught me a lot to say the least. A common mistake my editing eye has […]

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How to Eliminate Distractions When Writing

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on May 22, 2020 0 Comments
How to Eliminate Distractions When Writing

Even without COVID-19 taking up extra space in our thoughts and altering how we live, having focused and uninterrupted writing time is hard. So, throw in a global pandemic, and that can really tank your creativity. Here are 10 ways to eliminate distractions when writing, so you can have your most productive writing time yet! […]

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Said Is Dead: 141 Synonyms for “Said”

Filed in Writing Tips by on June 13, 2019 3 Comments
Said Is Dead: 141 Synonyms for “Said”

You are doing everything possible to make your writing better, tighter, and more interesting, but are you still using “dead words?” These are words that are simply just too plain, bland, and vague to be included in your awesome writing. One of the most notorious “dead words” is “said.” But dialogue is important! I hear you. It is also […]

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5 Writing Prompts To Make You A Better Writer

Filed in Author Inspirations by on June 4, 2019 6 Comments
5 Writing Prompts To Make You A Better Writer

Reading and writing every day is the best way to sharpen your craft. What if you (like many people) don’t have time to sit down and write lengthy paragraphs on a daily basis? Or what if you need a little help with what to write? These quick and easy writing prompts and exercises are concise […]

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Well Looky Here! 75 Different Synonyms for the Word “Look”

Filed in Writing Tips by on May 16, 2019 9 Comments
Well Looky Here! 75 Different Synonyms for the Word “Look”

It’s easy to find yourself stuck when writing—you want to add color, depth, and description to your writing, but that requires, well, you know, words. Sometimes those words are hard to conjure up! We definitely get it. To help you out, here are 75 different synonyms to use instead of the word “looked.” (A word which […]

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