Write Ambitions Blog
It’s Universal Letter Writing Week, so take a moment to write a letter or quick note to someone and let them know you care. And remember that words matter, so choose them wisely.
What type of book editing do you need? There are different types of editing, from developmental to line to copy. Understand the differences so you can determine which level of editing your manuscript needs.
How do you find the right book editor for your manuscript? Here are 10 things you should ask potential editors before you select one to help you polish your manuscript and get it ready for publishing.
If you have a story to tell, it’s time to let your voice be heard. It’s easy to get stuck on mute these days, but it’s time to unmute yourself and tell your story. It may be just what someone else needs right now.
What word count do I need for my book? This question comes up a lot. A lot. You can have a great book idea—maybe it’s a work of fiction, maybe it’s an epic series, maybe it’s a self-help book or a cookbook—but you don’t know how long (or short) it should be. So you sit down at your computer and start typing. And all your ideas for that book spill out onto the pages until…the dreaded cursor....
Why should writers and editors use style sheets? Learn the advantages of using style sheets, how to create them, and what to include so they’re useful for writers and editors. Download a sample style sheet and a style sheet template.
Banned Books Week actually exists. It’s a real thing. And having a week dedicated to books someone else deemed inappropriate for us is sad, but it’s also enlightening. What makes the books on this list so controversial?
If you want to make your writing pop, try using action words. Limit your use of the word very. It’s a modifier, but it doesn’t really explain the intensity or the feeling that you can convey with an alternate word.