Welcome to my blog—with a book editor’s insights on tough-to-solve writing problems!

Here you’ll find over eighty articles on the art and craft of writing, all filed by interest category.

These include For Nonfiction Writers,  For Fiction Writers, a Grammar Clinic, Publication Tips, plus Views and Reviews. (See the clickable list of categories on the right side of this page).

To help you locate the articles most relevant to you, here are some recommendations to start your reading …

If you’ve finished your manuscript:

Writing Your Author Bio Page
Craft a Book Title that’s Irresistible
Branding Your Book Title and Book Cover
Writing Your Book’s Back-Cover Copy
How to Get Endorsements for Your Book
Does Your Book Need a Graphic Designer?

If you’re a nonfiction author:

Nonfiction Authors: What Person or Voice Should You Write In?
The Difference between You and John Grisham
Does Your Book Need an Introduction, Preface, or Foreword?
Rhythm and Sound: Two Secret Keys to Exceptional Prose Writing
Does Your Nonfiction Book Need Footnotes?

If you’re a novelist:

How to Write Emotional Scenes that Aren’t Sappy
Does Your Novel Need a Prologue?
Writing Your Novel: Forego Irrelevant Description
How to Create Memorable Characters for Your Novel
How to Structure Your Novel
Novel-Editing Services: What to Expect, What to Watch Out for

Those are just for starters.

There are many more articles on the art and craft of writing, which you’ll find by searching the categories. Happy reading! Don’t forget to subscribe before you leave in order to be notified of new blog posts by Jessi Rita Hoffman.

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