Authors

Prewriting: Having Trouble Putting Words on the Page?

What is prewriting, you ask? It is simply the first stage of writing and generally includes planning, mapping, research, outlining, storyboarding, and so on. Basically, prewriting is everything that happens before you start “putting words on the page." Continued...


Scribendi.com’s Guide to National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month has arrived, which means it’s time for you to begin writing your 50,000 word novel. Scribendi.com wants you to succeed and, in order to help you, we have a few suggestions. Continued...


Front Matter: What it is and Why it is Important

All the material that appears at the front of a book before the actual content is called front matter, and it actually contains some very important information! Continued...


How to Write a Book Proposal

How does one go about writing a book proposal? Well, like all of the answers to life’s big questions, this one can be found in the lyrics of The Beatles. Continued...


Interjections: A Guide to Using Interjections Effectively

Creating realistic, natural sounding dialogue in writing can be a difficult task for writers. Dialogue may come off as rigid and artificial sounding. Whether an author is writing fiction or nonfiction, they are almost always tasked with creating some form of dialogue. After editing thousands of manuscripts, the editors at Scribendi.com believe that the most useful tool to creating an air of humanism in a character’s dialogue is the interjection. Continued...


How to Write a Character Sketch

Scribendi.com's editors outline the key components involved in writing a character sketch. Continued...


How to Write a Book Review

Writing a book review is not the same as writing a book report or a summary. A book review is a critical analysis of a published work that assesses the work's strengths and weaknesses. Many authors strive to have their books reviewed by a professional because a published review (even a negative one) can be a great source of publicity. Continued...


How to Find the Time to Write

If you're the type of author who is forever checking status updates on social networking web sites, then the following are some time management skills that may help you buckle down and find the time to write. Continued...


Decoding Traditional Proofreading Marks

A proofreader uses a series of proofreading marks and symbols to suggest changes, correct spelling errors, improve punctuation and generally enhance the quality and readability of a hard copy document. Continued...


Editing and Proofreading Tips for Bloggers

Starting a blog is easy and once you do, you have the potential to reach millions of people. Unfortunately, the simple nature of blogs and blogging often breeds a careless mindset when generating a post. Bloggers are often too caught up in the thrill of their story or opinion to properly edit or proofread their piece. We’ve compiled a short list of tips in order to help the average blogger optimize his or her posts and get the most out of his or her online publications. Continued...




BBB Accredited Business Quality Assurance - Scribendi is ISO 9001:2008 Certified