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Writing Style Guides: The Difference Between AP and Chicago

English is all English, isn’t it? Does it really matter how you place the apostrophe or comma? Yes, it does. There are a ton of style guides writers and editors use to govern what goes where and how it appears. There’s MLA, AP, APA, AMA–seriously, the list goes on. For our purposes, we’ll focus on […]

Why Even Good Writers Need Editors

You can be a writer and an editor. You just can’t be both for yourself. It’s hard to catch your own mistakes. You know how your work is supposed to sound, read, and what emotions you want it to capture. So when you go to edit yourself you still have all these things in mind. […]

What happens in a room full of writers

The excitement is done and now I must sit down and write. This weekend I attended The Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City at The Roosevelt Hotel. The three day event was packed with sessions from publishing, to developing your craft, and even creative marketing strategies to sell your book.