4 Tips and 4 Tools for Tightening Your Prose

by C.K. MacLeod Want to tighten your prose and make your writing easier to understand? Here are four ways and four tools to help you do that — all for free! 1. Omit needless phrases. Authors sometimes use phrases such as “owing to the fact that” or “in order to” like condiments. Often, your meaning… Continue reading 4 Tips and 4 Tools for Tightening Your Prose

5 Best Tools for Self-Editing in a Hurry

by C.K. MacLeod It’s difficult to view your own writing objectively. To do so, you need to discipline yourself to put it away so you can look at it again in a new way. If you write to deadlines, it isn’t always possible to set your writing aside. But there are shortcuts to handle time crunches.… Continue reading 5 Best Tools for Self-Editing in a Hurry