Good grammar is the foundation of any written work, whether it is a book, an essay, a newspaper article, poetry… and the list goes on. Grammar helps the reader to understand what you are trying to say. It is is important to ensure of effective communication. Improper grammar can throw the reader off.
It is important to pay attention to the sentence structure. Your subject and verb should match. Pay attention to your commas, a misplaced comma can change the entire meaning of a sentence. Look at these two sentences for example: “Jane, said Tommy, is smart” and “Jane said Tommy is smart.” The use of the comma determines who is smart. Good luck and happy writing.
You might have a great book cover. You may have written a good blurb. But it is the story that makes the reader want to keep turning the pages. Readers love a story that is believable. They love a story they can relate. It is therefore important to write a story that will resonate with your readers. Good luck and happy writing.
Proofreading is the last aspect of the writing process before your book gets in the hands of readers. Proofing is necessary no matter what you intend to publish. It is a painstaking process where the text is scrutinized to find errors. Every aspect of the book must undergo this process. This include the cover. No matter how great your story is, your readers will get turned off if your book is riddled with errors. It is always a good idea to have someone proofread your book. A pair of fresh eyes will often catch the errors you missed. Good luck and happy writing.
Perhaps you have written a great book, but like me you struggle with writing a good blurb that will catch the eyes of readers. This is something that you have to work on. Some people believe the focus should be on the cover and while the cover can draw the attention of readers, it is the blurb that usually gets my attention and help me decide whether I want to read the book. Practice writing a good blurb. Good luck and happy writing.
It is never too late and you are never too old to see your dreams come true. Many people had dreams growing up but life got in the way of it. Some had to put their dreams on hold because they felt their families needed them more. Maybe you are one of those people. You have raised your children and you are proud of the way they turned out but now it is time to focus on you.
What was it you loved but you put on hold. Go after it now pursue that dream. It is not too late and you are bot too old. Do you, take that chance. Live your life without regrets wondering what if. Find the courage to pursue that dream today.
Yesterday was Trayvon Martin birthday. He would have been 25. Unfortunately his young life was cut short. His killer walks free. Let us forever remember this young man whose life was unjustly taken away.