We writers have a tendency to make the same common mistakes in our manuscripts or articles. Today’s featured post includes ideas on how to avoid those mistakes. I hope you find it helpful.
The next few errors commonly made by beginning writers need little explanation, and don’t merit an entire blog. Poor things. So, I grouped them together so they wouldn’t get lonely.
Don’t allow tense changes in the book. For example, if the book began in first person past tense (I looked back), don’t change it to present tense (She looks back) in the middle of the book.
I edited a book four years ago where the author wanted everything in the main heroine’s POV to be in first person present tense, and all other characters in third person past tense. He loved it, but it annoyed me, and I didn’t think it worked well for this book. In fact, the gentleman still hasn’t found anyone willing to publish his book. Click here to read the rest of the article.