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As an editor, I see authors trip over the same things again and again, but you don't have to. Turn these 7 Deadly Don'ts into 7 Divine Do's for vivid writing that readers actually want to read.
NEW YORK, NY, May 23, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- "As an editor, I see authors trip over the same things again and again, but you don't have to," says Angie Kiesling, author of Morgan James's new release, The 7 Deadly Sins of Writing: Common Pitfalls of Prose...and How to Avoid Them. A veteran book editor, Kiesling distilled her list of "top trip-ups" and put them into this quick-read book that takes the snooze out of improving your writing.
Two thoughts drive this little book: 1) keep it short and to-the-point 2) keep it lively. Packaged as a mini-book, it borrows a theme from the Middle Ages and uses each chapter to tackle one of the seven "Deadly Don'ts," including such topics as passive voice, weak verbs, adverb overload, and more. Then Kiesling flips each "Don't" on its head to counter the mistake with a positive "Divine Do" that will improve any writer's prose.
"I'm trying to take the mystery—and the learning curve—out of the equation," says Kiesling. "For example, what is this mysterious thing called active voice (versus passive), and why should I do it? And what does it really mean to show instead of tell? I break it down in a way that works with the rapid-fire pace of our lifestyles. Whereas years ago someone might painstakingly work their way through several books on writing, or take a long writing course, today people often need a shortcut."
With its concise outline and whimsical approach, The 7 Deadly Sins of Writing helps authors pinpoint their bad habits and relearn the basics of good writing. Kiesling explains the Deadly Don'ts and demonstrates the Divine Do's with practical examples of each. This allows readers to easily see the fault lines the Don'ts create in their writing—and launches them on a path to more solid, compelling prose.
From choosing "muscular" verbs to honing a piece's essence, The 7 Deadly Sins of Writing covers all the bases in quick-read snippets. Whether readers are seasoned writers looking to review the basics or just starting their writing career, this tiny tome packs a powerful punch with its valuable tips and truths for improvement.
About the Author:
Angie Kiesling is a writer, editor, author coach, and speaker with more than thirty years in the publishing industry. She has written more than a dozen books and edited hundreds of manuscripts, both fiction and nonfiction. She is the owner/founder of The Editorial Attic, a boutique company that provides a full range of "wordsmithing" services to authors. Angie also serves as the fiction publisher for Morgan James Publishing. She can be reached at her website, www.editorialattic.com, or contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More About This Title:
The 7 Deadly Sins of Writing by Angie Kiesling is available through Morgan James Publishing (ISBN 978-1683506850, 82 pages, paperback-$9.95) in both trade paperback and e-book versions. Kindle version on Amazon is $1.99 until June 21.
About Morgan James Publishing:
Morgan James publishes trade-quality titles designed to educate, encourage, inspire, or entertain readers with relevant topics that are available everywhere books are sold. (www.MorganJamesPublishing.com)
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