Hi there! Thanks for joining me on my awesome fourteen-day blog tour with 4Wills Publishing and my fantastic host for today! You can find details of my other stops here: 4Wills Author Page
I published my first book, THE BATTLE FOR BRISINGAMEN, in May 2013. I soon followed this up with the award winning mystery/thriller THE GLADE in November 2013, and my first Young Adult fiction book, ELEMENTAL EARTH, in July 2014.
Today, am promoting my latest work, POLISH YOUR PROSE. This is my first non-fiction book, and is a powerful new guide that gives essential editing tips for authors.
Lots of books have been written on the art of writing, and here—at last—is a guide that will teach you the essential techniques of editing your own book. This will help you turn a promising manuscript into a published novel. And, it does this without the jargon. You don’t need to know all the grammatical terms in order to make use of this book. You don’t need to know the definition of a split infinitive, a comma splice, or a ‘to be’ verb, as this manual explains these in detail in easy to understand terms, and a lively and engaging style.
Chapters on Passive Writing, Tense, Point of View, Dialogue, and other techniques take you through the same processes an editor would go through to polish and perfect your manuscript. Good writing is nothing without good editing. Learn the secrets of good editing and writing with this essential author reference, which offers so much more for so much less.
As well as being an award-winning author, I am an accomplished editor and proofreader. My passion is helping Indie Authors to successfully achieve their goals and dreams.
Excerpt from the preface.
“An independent author finds him or herself with many pressures on time and financial resources. Often, any available funds are funnelled toward advertising, rather than hiring a professional editor. Usually, authors who do hire an editor will get a copy edit and overlook the need for a comprehensive line edit. Some won’t even know there is a difference. And finding a good proofreader can seem impossible at times. …
… It is my aim, in this manual, to highlight and explain the essentials without getting lost in the skies of academia, or drowning in a sea of words that need translating into the common tongue. Whenever I edit for an author, I always attempt to explain the changes I have made, so they can learn for themselves and avoid the same errors the next time around. It is far better to write my comments in plain English, than to confound with obfuscation.
I am all about supporting Indies, and one of the most helpful tools I have found is that of education. If we can do it for ourselves, it is much cheaper and less time consuming than getting someone else to do it for us. And, we do our own work for free!”
Link to Youtube book trailer movie.
You can pick up your copy of POLISH YOUR PROSE here:
Links for my other books:
You will also find me in the soon-to-be-released Rave Reviews Book Club Anthology: RAVE SOUP FOR THE WRITER’S SOUL, and the All Authors Magazine Anthology: CONCORDANT VIBRANCY.
My website is http://harmonykent.co.uk
I’m also on twitter: @harmony_kent
Thanks for stopping by!