Kris Spisak - Author, Editor, Speaker, Creative Strategist
Get a Grip on Your Grammar
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The Novel Editing Workbook - by Kris Spisak
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K S Writing - Fiction Editing
Fiction Editing? My absolute favorite.

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Who says conversations about words have to be boring or involve the grammar police? Definitely not me. Based on my book, Get a Grip on Your Grammar, my “Grammartopia” program is designed for student, professional, creative writing, or general audiences who want to elevate their writing skills and be entertained in the process.

Who says conversations about words have to be boring? Based on her book, Get a Grip on Your Grammar, Kris Spisak’s Grammartopia program is designed for student, professional, or creative writing audiences who want to elevate their writing skills and be entertained in the process.

Finishing your book is awesome. Finishing your editing is what makes all the difference. Check out The Novel Editing Workbook book trailer!

Finishing your book is awesome. Finishing your editing is what makes all the difference. The novel editing process is your opportunity to tweak, cajole, twist your words like licorice, and buff the imperfections out of your sentences until they shine like new. It’s your chance to transform that first draft that trickled out of your fingers and onto the page, turning your story into the book you want it to be.

Eleanor Roosevelt, Frederick Douglass, Anne Frank… so many before us have told their stories and changed the world. Stories touch us, shape us, and make us think. Brands use them, as do world leaders. It’s been true for millennia. And now it’s your turn. Write down your story. Add your voice to the conversation. 

Everyone has a story. In this moment of history especially, take a few minutes to capture your day-to-day. Journal it. Start with today’s date. Then record all of the details you can think of. Hopes. Fears. New realities. Your future self will thank you for it.

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Word choice matters. How you build your sentence with punctuation is about more than just decorating with ink squiggle confetti.
We owe it to ourselves and to everyone who sees our written words to get it right. All right?

(If you’ve noticed I’m missing a few numbers, no, it isn’t a problem with this writer’s counting ability. Many of my tips were pulled from my website, but never fear. You can find them in my writing tips source-book, Get a Grip on Your Grammar, which was published by Career Press in 2017.)

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Authors on Editing Interviews

In celebration of the publication of Get a Grip on your Grammar: 250 Writing and Editing Reminders for the Curious or Confused (Career Press, 2017), I launched a blog interview series with talented writers working across multiple genres and forms, from fiction to nonfiction to poetry to business writing to journalism and more. No matter what you write, you’ll learn a lot from their insights on their editing processes.

Why do we write?

There are so many answers to that question. In my opening address of the James River Writers Conference in 2010
in Richmond, Virginia, I had the chance to give mine.

What’s your answer? I’d love to hear all about it.

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