Formatting your manuscript made easy: some great tips on using Word styles

September 11, 2021 Helena Fairfax 0

In my work as a freelance fiction editor for self-publishing authors, and as a reader for the Romantic Novelists’ Association New Writers’ Scheme, I sometimes receive manuscripts that aren’t as professionally formatted as they could be. (This is understandable, as no one knows there’s a ‘best way to format a manuscript’ until they’re told!) As… Continue reading Formatting your manuscript made easy: some great tips on using Word styles

6 ways to avoid repeating the same old words and phrases in your writing

August 21, 2021 Helena Fairfax 0

It’s August, and time for another authors’ Round Robin. This month the topic has been set by author Rhobin Courtright. Do you have any character habits or favourite words that always crop up in your writing? The short and simple answer: yes! The difficulty is, spotting this repetition when it happens. My husband always reads… Continue reading 6 ways to avoid repeating the same old words and phrases in your writing