WOPservations- Writing advice from several years of W.O.P. observation
GenreSelf-help / Education
Age Rating:G
Submitted:Tuesday, 4 October 2011
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I've been a Worthy of Publishing member since 2008 (though I think I did some creeping around a good while before then). I love to help other writers on the site improve their work, but nowadays the time for individual advising just isn't there. However, I would still like to help give real criticism and help without the sugarcoating. These are my personal writing tips for anyone who is interested based on these years of observation. There will be 11 or so chapters when I am done.

Also, if anyone reading has a suggestion for a chapter topic, or is willing to admit a concept they struggle with, I would be more than happy to write a chapter on it with my two-cents worth. Please remember this is a writing guide, not an encyclopedia. I don't know everything; I just go off of my Wopservations. :)


List of chapters

Ch. 1 Out Loud, Out Right: Fixing Grammar and Punctuation
Ch. 2 The Negative Power of Cliches
Ch. 3 Style: How is Your Story Dressed?


Rick Canhan. Wednesday, 8 February 2012
Well done Laura, this is very helpful. I haven't been on this site for over 12 months now and I like your work more than ever. keep it up.
Jasmin Thien Sunday, 11 December 2011
It's beautiful to the extreme, Laura - I think you should get your work published somehow. It's certainly something from which a lot of writers can learn from.

Helpful, straightforward, blunt, easily understood - I've detected nothing amiss from your excellent words and advice. I'll definitely rate your work as a 5-star masterpiece, for it holds such significance and strong emphasis on the messages you're conveying.

Good job; you've never failed to amaze me.
Jasmin Thien Saturday, 10 December 2011
A lot of writers here have such a problem. I've noticed it frequently - their grammatical and language use are typically quite aggravating, at least to me.

Good job, Laura - I really like how you've put everything so immensely clear-cut and blunt. You're frank - that's what I like.
E.M. Wheeler Saturday, 10 December 2011
Please keeping writing chapters for this book. Its beyond helpful.
E.M. Wheeler Saturday, 10 December 2011
Another very helpful chapter. I have a few questions but I'll send you a message.

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