Words take on their full meaning in the context of sentences, paragraphs, and your entire story. It starts with the first line of your book, as each bit of information sets the stage for what follows.
Setting is the context in which a story or scene occurs and includes the time, place, and social environment. It is important to establish a setting in your story, so your readers can visualize and experience it.
One of the most effective ways to convey passion and aid your readers' understanding of your message is to paint a word picture using comparative figures of speech.
We can distinguish our friends and family by voice, and we know when we hear a stranger’s voice. But what makes a distinctive voice in writing?
As you develop as a writer and work to perfect your craft, what you're aiming to improve as you practice and progress is your written fluency.
While a good, professional (human) editor is invaluable to your book – the purchase of manuscript editing software can be another prudent investment.