Developing Clean Manuscripts


ERIN N. SIMON

Inspired In-Spirit Publishing

Developing Clean Manuscripts

Writing is a skill. It's one that should be practiced and developed, often. The best way to do this, is to create good writing habits. One of the writing habits you should work hard to develop is the proper way to write. In a world filled with FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, text messages, etc., where communication comes in small bursts, it's easy to communicate in textese.

What is textease, you ask? Acronyms such as lol for laugh out loud, brb for be right back and other acronyms can become addictive. Thoughts become one long run on sentence and people disregard the spelling of words. On these platforms practice the following:

  • No matter how short your post, take the time to use proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

  • Think carefully about what you want to say, before publishing it. This will allow you to practice dynamic ways of expression, no matter the length or breadth of your sentiment.

  • Re-read your post prior to publishing. Ensure auto correct hasn't changed your word and remove typos. This will provide practice in proofing your work before the whole world sees it.

Take a refresher course in elementary grammar and mechanics. It's said that media is written at a 6th grade level. Go above and beyond this, by writing on a 9th grade level or above. Become familiar with where commas belong, proper colon and semi colon placement, and preventing run on sentences. When you familiarize yourself with the rules, your drafts will allow you to focus on content and organization, instead of grammar, mechanics, and syntax.

Remember, our greatest writers were avid readers. The best way to develop your craft is to read, alot! Read a variety of subjects and genres. The more you read, the more your eyes will recognize how writing should look. Your frame of reference will be broadened. You will get different perspectives on content and its organization within the work, pushing you to be a better writer. All of these things will help you to develop a cleaner draft and a much better manuscript.

The goal is to develop better writing habits. Familiarizing yourself with the mechanics of writing, lets your creativity to flow more abundantly. You can now focus on content creation and its flow. Become consistent with theses methods and eventually, your manuscript will be completed.

Re-view

Re-read

Re-vision

Re-write

Repeat, until your manuscript is complete!

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ERIN N. SIMON

Inspired, In-Spirit Publishing

ERIN N. SIMON is a writer, blogger, and visionary in raising the conscious level within her Community. One of her passions is to create a Black Media that truly matters, is promotable, and shared with as many people as possible. In 2013, She and her husband started Inspired, In-Spirit Ministries where they have a real estate arm in Detroit, Michigan. They have recently started a Publishing Company called Inspired, In-Spirit Publishing which have four published books on their shelves: In September of 2013, her first book within a series, Interruption: Shae's Search was published; followed up in May 2014 by the sequel, Interruption: Interlude; the series finale, Interruption: Alter Ego, was published August 2015; Under Cover & Under The Covers: Starring Detective Aja Anderson, published December 2016

Her husband has a company known as GS Investments in which financial freedom is gained one investment at a time. She currently resides in Florida with her husband and four handsome sons...

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