• Editing,  Writing

    The writing and editing process

    When witnessing other writers advertising their newest release have you ever wondered “How on earth did they write and publish that book so quickly? Why can’t I do the same?” Well, I hear you! In this wonderful world of social media, we so often see the end result. We see the cover reveals and the author’s glowing smile as they hold their book in their hands, but we don’t always see what goes on behind their closed office doors. We don’t see all the hard work that goes into bringing a manuscript to a publishable standard. So today, I’m revealing the steps it took for me to write and edit…

  • Editing,  Grammar

    Grammar Lesson: Verb Tenses

    Knowing which verb tenses to use can get tricky. If someone were to you ask you which tense you used for a specific action in your manuscript, would you know how to answer? I’m writing the action in first-person point of view, present continuous tense. She wrote the action in third-person point of view, past simple tense. And you will have written the action in second-person point of view, future perfect tense. Say whaaaaaat? The importance of tenses Knowing which verb tense to use is incredibly important in fiction. Why? Because if the wrong tense is used, it will leave the reader feeling confused and can pull them from the…