Description : New Apple Book Awards Top Medalist Winner 2015. Polish Your Prose is a powerful new guide that gives essential editing tips for authors. Lots of books have been written on the art of writing, and here—at last—is a guide that will teach you the essential techniques of editing your own book. This will help you turn a promising manuscript into a published novel. And, it does this without the jargon. You don’t need to know all the grammatical terms in order to make use of this book. You don’t need to know the definition of a split infinitive, a comma splice, or a ‘to be’ verb, as this manual explains these in detail in easy to understand terms, and a lively and engaging style. Chapters on Passive Writing, Tense, Point of View, Dialogue, and other techniques take you through the same processes an editor would go through to polish and perfect your manuscript. Good writing is nothing without good editing. Learn the secrets of good editing and writing with this essential author reference, which offers so much more for so much less. Harmony Kent is an award winning author, and accomplished editor and proofreader. Her passion is helping Indie Authors to successfully achieve their goals and dreams.
"This book is a mine of useful information. It's concise and easy to understand. You don't have to wade through pages upon pages of chatter; Harmony Kent gets straight to the point. " -- Michelle Abbott, Romance Author
"If the complexities of grammar and punctuation sometimes confound you - this gem of a book is for you. This is a guide I'll be dipping into over and over."--Wendy Scott, Fantasy Author