I’ve been contemplating some changes to the format of Transformational Editor. The purpose of this blog is to provide information helpful to the writer, whether it be how to write and edit, practical tips for developing your writing career, or just providing support and encouragement along your way.
One of the major trends I see in books I edit, and in those I read for pleasure, is the misuse of words. The English language has far too many words that look alike, sound alike, or confuse the writer as to meaning within the context of their work. And then we apply spell-checking software to our words, and some of the results throw readers out of the story like a rodeo bull ridding itself of a clinging cowboy.
So beginning in August, every third Wednesday of the month, I’ll feature some of those confusing words. Each of those posts will illustrate examples of misuse, how to correct the sentence, and how to remember which word choice is appropriate.
That change was an easy decision. But I’d like to hear from you, the readers and writers, the lurkers and the shy. What would most help you in beginning or completing your article, story, or manuscript? What do you struggle with as a writer? How can I help you build confidence in your writing? What tools are you lacking? Do you need more specific examples of how, when and why to edit your writing? Do you need ways to move past writing blocks? Do you need help organizing your material? Would you like to see more interviews with established writers, editors, and publishers? You tell me.
I’d like this blog to be your go-to place for information, inspiration and encouragement. But I can’t do that without knowing what you need in order to reach the writing heights you desire.
Leave a comment and tell me what you like about Transformational Editor, what you’d like more or less of, what will help you move forward to publication. I’m listening, and will do my best to deliver. And I thank you for giving me the chance to be part of your writing journey.