Symon Tremblay is a Canadian hockey player, currently playing for the Washington Stars of the IHA.
All writers have them. They go by many different names. You may not even notice them at first. They pretend to be your friends, but they’re not. They’re actually your worst enemies.
No, I’m not talking about inner demons. I’m talking about weasel words.
Quick: What’s the difference between “editing” and “proofreading”?
Luke pinched the bridge of his nose. “What is your shit doing here, Sean?”
Mason woke up with the sun burning into his eyes; they’d left the curtains open last night. He winced, dragged an arm over his eyes. The sheets were soft, blindingly white in the sunshine, the small shadows cast in the valleys of their rumples not enough to dull the glare. Beside him, Linnea shifted, rolled over in her sleep.
Have you taken a look at your NaNoWriMo project since you finished it on November 30? Setting a manuscript aside is a great first step. You’ve probably found yourself wondering, “What next?” Someone will almost inevitably suggest publishing it or looking for an agent. Someone might say you want or need to get it edited.
Jacob (Jake) Watson is a professional hockey player currently playing for the Washington Stars of the IHA. Watson is considered one of the best American defensemen currently playing, and has been named to the US national team several times.
He said, she said. We’ve all been there, haven’t we? You’re reading a book and you’re suddenly struck by the utter repetitiveness of the dialogue tags. Every other line seems to have the word “said.”