Posts Tagged Editing
The first draft of almost any type of writing, whether it’s a poem, an essay or a novel, is going to be awful. That’s just a given. In my experience, it takes at the very minimum three drafts to find a voice, to craft just the right sentences and make sure the story flows without leaving plot holes it its wake. One major issue with writing draft after draft after draft is the inevitable blindness we all face. Mistakes, whether in plot, character, grammar or spelling, are inevitable while completing each new draft, which is why it’s highly recommended (and why even the most successful authors) have an editor by their side to review and correct their masterpieces. They’re able to look upon your work with fresh eyes and catch things you’ve become blind to because of your familiarity to the work and what your brain thinks it actually says. But in a self-publishing world, there are a lot of us who can’t afford an editor… or at least a good one, which means we have to rely on ourselves to find the problem areas before the reader does. How do you do that? Well, aside from reading your manuscript upside down (to slow your brain down), reading it aloud and being extremely hard on yourself with every line and word you read, there are a couple of things you can do to help keep your manuscript consistent and free of minor and obvious errors. Read on for Tips & Tricks
The first round of the NCAA basketball tournament has ended, but the eliminations aren’t over — not by a long shot. The second round of cuts will be made this weekend, sending another 16 teams home and in turn put an end to 16 more terrific deals on graphic design, writing and videography services at Phoenix Moirai.
Buffalo, Maryland, Wichita State, UC Irvine, Georgia, Belmont, Oklahoma State, Duke, San Diego State and Gonzaga are just a handful of the 32 teams that compete tonight in the NCAA basketball tournament. Competing alongside them are incredible deals that include discounts on personal identity, publishing and wedding packages, digital illustrations and text blurbs, as well as free layout design, ad designs, cover designs, avatars and editing services. Brides, writers, bloggers and business men and women, if you see a deal attached to a team you think might lose, make that request for savings now!
Phoenix Moirai‘s 2015 March Madness promotion has officially begun!
We are offering 68 promotions that range from 15 to 75% off of services in graphic design, writing and videography. Each promotion is attached to a team in the March Madness tournament; match the numbers in the bracket below to the corresponding promotion to see which promotion is attached to which team. When a team is eliminated from the tournament, so too does that particular promotion end. (Click here for the full explanation of rules.)
To take advantage of these great savings, simply request a quote (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the team (and the promotion) has ended its run. The winning promotion will remain active until April 19. For questions, email email@example.com or use the comments section below. See Promotional Bracket and Full List of Promotions