The Word “That” – Let’s Look at That

The Word “That” – Let’s Look at That

image by geralt Tailor Your Fiction Manuscript in 30 Days is chock-full of practical techniques. Numerous examples clarify problem areas and provide workable solutions. The action steps and blah busters McCarthy suggests will help you improve every sentence,...
Watch for the Word Some in Your Story

Watch for the Word Some in Your Story

In my readings, I’ve noticed many unnecessary occurrences of the word some. I have to ferret out that sneaky word from my drafts. But I don’t delete all of them. Sometimes some is the correct word. Where the word some works. Example > “Did you read all of the...
10 Fixes to Edit Unclear and Wordy Sentences

10 Fixes to Edit Unclear and Wordy Sentences

“Telling me to ‘Be clear’ is like telling me to ‘Hit the ball squarely.’ I know that. What I don’t know is how to do it.” —Joseph M. WilliamsFirst, lets look at an unclear, wordy passage.Grayson said he’d made a decision not to return to their relationship due...