One of the common questions I am asked as an author is this: How do I publish my manuscript?
My response? Please get an editor, or a friend, or anyone who knows something about writing to help you. If you can’t afford an editor, look into a book that helps with the art of editing. Trust me, a well edited and written book is essential to any published book! 🙂
Harmony Kent has written a wonderful book designed to help you with the editing process. It is called Polish Your Prose and it is filled with pertinent tips to help you in your writing career.
Meet Harmony Kent:
Hi there! Thanks for joining me on my awesome fourteen-day blog tour with 4Wills Publishing and my fantastic host for today! You can find details of my other stops here: 4Wills Author Page.
I published my first book, THE BATTLE FOR BRISINGAMEN, in May 2013. I soon followed this up with the award winning mystery/thriller THE GLADE in November 2013, and my first Young Adult fiction book, ELEMENTAL EARTH, in July 2014.
Today, am promoting my latest work, POLISH YOUR PROSE. This is my first non-fiction book, and is a powerful new guide that gives essential editing tips for authors.
Lots of books have been written on the art of writing, and here—at last—is a guide that will teach you the essential techniques of editing your own book. This will help you turn a promising manuscript into a published novel. And, it does this without the jargon. You don’t need to know all the grammatical terms in order to make use of this book. You don’t need to know the definition of a split infinitive, a comma splice, or a ‘to be’ verb, as this manual explains these in detail in easy to understand terms, and a lively and engaging style.
Chapters on Passive Writing, Tense, Point of View, Dialogue, and other techniques take you through the same processes an editor would go through to polish and perfect your manuscript. Good writing is nothing without good editing. Learn the secrets of good editing and writing with this essential author reference, which offers so much more for so much less.
As well as being an award-winning author, I am an accomplished editor and proofreader. My passion is helping Indie Authors to successfully achieve their goals and dreams.
Excerpt from Chapter Eleven: Diversification, Repetition, and Emphasis …
“The word ‘thesaurus’ (The|Saurus) originates from the late 16th Century and means ‘storehouse/treasure’. In modern usage it denotes a literal storehouse/treasure of words.
There are usually a lot of different ways to say the same thing, without tedious repetition. Unfortunately, the way our brains like to work is by association. This means that once we have phrased something a certain way, our brains will try and replicate that same way when we need something similar later on. We have to be very careful to not let it get away with that, but instead find an alternative. In short, we need to diversify.”
Link to Youtube book trailer movie.
You can pick up your copy of POLISH YOUR PROSE here:
Links for my other books:
You will also find me in the soon-to-be-released Rave Reviews Book Club Anthology: RAVE SOUP FOR THE WRITER’S SOUL, and the All Authors Magazine Anthology: CONCORDANT VIBRANCY.
My website is http://harmonykent.co.uk
I’m also on twitter: @harmony_kent
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