Resources to guide you on your word quest

For writers

Why You Should Hide Your First Draft

The Book I Wrote in Two Months (and Why You’ll Never Read It)

There Are Probably Mistakes in This Post

How to Make Chores Interesting (to Read About)

Titles and Headings: Hi Lee Werth Cheking

File Down! Call for Backup!

Info in a Scene: How Much Is Too Much?

Which Editing Service Do You Need?

Should You End Your Book with a Cliffhanger?

Has All Fiction Already Been Done?

How to Make Your Scenes Work Together

How to Avoid Deus Ex Machina

How Long Should Your Book Be?

A Note on Commas

How to Stay Consistent with POV

My Owen Writting Mitsakes

How to Learn New Writing Skills

How to Avoid Repetition

Common Writing Issues

When to Tell Rather Than Show

Symbols in Writing (and Why I Hate Rainbows)

How to Keep Continuity Consistent

Learning from Our Past Writing

Characters as Quiz Contestants

Giving Your Characters Hard Choices

Showing Rather Than Stating Emotions

Making Sure Your Meaning’s Clear

How to Persuade Your Characters to Make an Unwelcome Choice

Are Your Characters in the Right Place at the Right Time too Often?

Tailbone Features: Essential Parts of Early Drafts

Giving Your Readers Space

Names, and How to Spell Them Correctly

Five Simple Errors to Look for in Your Writing

Common Issues with Quote Marks and Apostrophes

For editors and proofreaders

Review: The PTC’s ‘Essential Proofreading’ Course

How to Use Adobe Reader DC to Proofread PDFs

Titles and Headings: Hi Lee Werth Cheking

How to Target Your Searches in Word

Managing Anxiety by Reading Proof

Investing in Training: How Much Should You Spend?

(PTC Guest Post) My First Year as a Freelance Proofreader

Staying on Target with an Accountability Group

My First Time Attending the CIEP Annual Conference

Turning Off Track Changes (Without Meaning To)

Well-Tempered Tips

How to Use (or Misuse!) the Tab Key

Using Word’s Keyboard Shortcuts


Word Shortcut Training