Hi, four people who read my blog! I’ve got another treat for you today. This was sent to me via, well, my pretty good brain when I found it online somewhere. This was something Our Dear Leader said at a rally in… Montana? I want to say? I’m not sure. Doesn’t matter. One of those ego-boosting trips he makes where he vaguely pretends he has an agenda than having other super old white people stare at him while he rambles on about his “accomplishments” and constantly relives election night.
So, I thought it would be “fun” to start a new category in which we imagine a world where the Trump administration has somewhat of a competent editor (don’t know about the “competent” part, but I’m certainly an editor!) and somewhat unjumble the mass of verbal diarrhea this man utters.
I figured, what better place to start than with Our Dear Leader’s famous “nuclear” speech that he delivered/ vomited at one of his historic cult meetings/ rallies.
Here is the original quote (and yes, it is a single sentence):
Are you struggling with getting that tense scene just right? Or perhaps the basic building blocks of constructing an exceptional story simple elude you. Maybe you need a boost from someone who has been where you are—struggling as an author to get a foothold in the industry.
Well, I’ve read countless books on writing, and while it was very difficult to pick the best of the bunch, I’ve complied a list here for those authors who may need help with several aspects of their writing process.
Is your book too short? Were you perhaps shooting for 50,000 words and ended up with 30k? That sucks. We’ve all been there. You may want to ask me what the solution is, aside from padding the word count to add that extra 20K, but I’m not going to answer quite yet.
I’ve seen it before: authors padding their word counts through the usage of excessive words or passages do nothing to enhance their work but instead cause the reader to slog through pages of bullshit that essentially have no relevance to the story at hand.
The years I have spent content editing have taught me that there are near-universal mistakes many authors (experienced or first-time; traditionally or self-published) tend to make. Regardless of experience, similar mistakes are made in their manuscripts.
I thought it might be helpful to some of you authors out there to have a list compiled of things that you should keep in mind while writing. A list of things you should absolutely avoid. While you are self-editing, please look for instances of these grammatical/ word...