Category Archives: editing

WoW: Repetition for a Reason

No, no, no! How many times have a said that to myself when editing my work? I’ll see needless repetition, shake my head while muttering those words, and rework things to get rid of the redundancy. However, repetition can serve … Continue reading

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WoW: Commas and Compound Sentence Confusion

Welcome to Wordsmithing on Wednesdays, where we delve into details of the writing craft. . When I offer to critique another writer’s work, I warn him or her that I once worked as a copy editor and generally perform a … Continue reading

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WoW: Using Unusual Words

Welcome to Wordsmithing on Wednesdays, when I share a tip from my days as an editor. Unusual words can add to the enjoyment of reading a story. I write historicals and have fun including such dated terms as betrothed, propriety, … Continue reading

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