62 episodes

Publishing Power helps writers succeed!


Learn how to successfully write, edit, publish, and launch your book today from proven leaders and talented writers.


Discover the latest tips, tools, and tricks to publishing independently, traditionally, or as a hybrid publisher.


Listen to our carefully selected, knowledge-based interviews with the leading writing-industry experts. We’ll provide insight and up-to-date guidance in the ever-evolving world of publishing.


Learn how to plan, what to do, and where to get help publishing when you need it.


Plus, you get honest reviews of the various writing tools, apps, plugins, and services which can help (or hinder!) you to publish successfully!


Regardless if you write fiction, nonfiction, copy, or academic research, you will find a golden nugget here that will help you succeed.

Publishing Power JoEllen Nordstrom

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

Publishing Power helps writers succeed!


Learn how to successfully write, edit, publish, and launch your book today from proven leaders and talented writers.


Discover the latest tips, tools, and tricks to publishing independently, traditionally, or as a hybrid publisher.


Listen to our carefully selected, knowledge-based interviews with the leading writing-industry experts. We’ll provide insight and up-to-date guidance in the ever-evolving world of publishing.


Learn how to plan, what to do, and where to get help publishing when you need it.


Plus, you get honest reviews of the various writing tools, apps, plugins, and services which can help (or hinder!) you to publish successfully!


Regardless if you write fiction, nonfiction, copy, or academic research, you will find a golden nugget here that will help you succeed.

    Copy Editing with Lisa

    Copy Editing with Lisa

    One of the most difficult parts of becoming a writer is copy editing. But now, it is made easier and efficient with the help of a writing tool. 


    In this episode, Lisa from ProWritingAid joins JoEllen as they continue with this quartet interview together with Kristina and Tara as she shares the importance of copy editing and how it should be done with the ProWritingAid tool.






    Highlights:


    [03:22] How does the ProwritingAid tool make writing easier?


    [05:05] What is the most common copy editing issue in writing and how does the writer fix it?


    [07:16] How to use reports for sharing concerns with professional editing?






    Link:


    https://publishing-power.com/


    ProWritingAid - the best grammar checker, style editor, and editing ...

    • 9 min
    The True Meaning of Show, Don’t Tell

    The True Meaning of Show, Don’t Tell

    In this episode, Hayley Milliman the content lead for ProWritingAid joins JoEllen Nordstrom and they’re going to talk about Show, Don’t Tell.


    ProWritingAid, which we love and partner with so much because they have a fantastic online platform that helps you to become a better writer and they teach you so much it's not just improving your work but you really get to learn and it’s fantastic, its grammar guru style editor and of course it's just a copywriting all in one package it's like a writing mentor there. So, they have reports and different tools that we use every day with all editors as professional editors too.


    Learn what Show, Don’t Tell means, and how it will help you to become a better self-editor so that you can improve your writing skills now.






    Highlights:


    [01:20] What does Show, Don’t tell means?


    [01:52] The Goal of Show, Don’t tell 


    [03:25] How does it affect the reader's experience?


    [06:33] Keeping my reader engaged: To be Verbs


    [07:07] Keeping my reader engaged: Camera Test


    [08:39] Keeping my reader engaged: Settings


    [09:54] How significant are sensory reports?


    [11:58] Keeping my reader engaged: Weather


    [12:52] How can ProWriting Aid help you in your writing?


    Links:


    https://fictionary.co/


    ProWritingAid

    • 16 min
    Revelation - Improve Your Story Writing (The 38 Story Elements) | FIRST EDITING

    Revelation - Improve Your Story Writing (The 38 Story Elements) | FIRST EDITING

    Whether you’re a fiction writer or professional editor, this series is for you!






    Whenever a character learns new information, they should make a decision or change their course of action.






    Discover how to use the element "Revelation" in a fiction story and learn how you can improve your writing now.






    PS. 


    Follow us on YouTube to get the full 38 Story Elements Educational Series. We release a new episode each week! 


    You can also watch the video here: https://firstediting.com/Revelation-with-Kristina-Stanley

    • 5 min
    How to Improve Manuscript Readability

    How to Improve Manuscript Readability

    In this episode, Hayley Milliman the content lead for ProWritingAid joins JoEllen Nordstrom and they are going to talk about Readability.


    ProWritingAid is basically a grammar guru and style editor and copy editor and writing mentor all inside this one fantastic platform and we do use ProwritingAid every single one of our editors and our professional editing tools so we love combining and partnering with them and helping people do better self-editing so that the writing improves.






    Learn what Manuscript Readability is and how it can help improve your writing now.






    Highlights:


    [02:44] The Goal of Readability


    [03:22] The Larger Scale in Readability


    [04:18] How Important is Readability Score?


    [06:09] What kind of score should we aim for in general?


    [06:50] What grade level or age is most mass-market fiction written for?






    Links:


    https://fictionary.co/


    ProWritingAid

    • 14 min
    Differentiate Tension From Conflict in Fiction Writing

    Differentiate Tension From Conflict in Fiction Writing

    Whether you’re a fiction writer or professional editor, this series is for you!


    To build a series of intense moments and make readers feel they are living the experience, there must be tension in every scene. While conflict is the action that is actually happening in a scene. A physical fight, an argument, a battle to win a race. Conflict keeps readers engaged in the story. 


    Discover how to use the element "Tension vs Conflict" in a fiction story and how you can improve your writing now.


    PS. 


    Follow us on YouTube to get the full 38 Story Elements Educational Series. We release a new episode each week! 


    You can watch the video here: https://firstediting.com/Tension-vs-Conflict-with-Kristina-Stanley

    • 5 min
    Why Clarity Should Be The Ultimate Goal of Every Writer

    Why Clarity Should Be The Ultimate Goal of Every Writer

    In this episode, Hayley Milliman the content lead for ProWritingAid joins JoEllen Nordstrom and they’re going to talk about Clarity.






    ProWritingAid is an editing Platform and Style Editor and considered Grammar Guru, and they basically mentor you all in one package online, so they've got world-class grammar and style checking, and you can use this Platform which is a Plugin, and an extension, and a tool online, to do your basic copy editing and it's one of the professional tools we use here at First Editing when we are doing work, so the more tools you have in your bag the better off your writing is, and that's why we are cooperating and partnering with ProWritingAid to bring you more information about how to improve your Writing.






    Learn the ultimate goal of every writer as we go deep in Clarity and how it can help improve your writing right now.






    Highlights:






    [01:19] Why Clarity is the Ultimate Goal for Every Writer


    [03:17] What is Clarity?


    [04:17] Why is clarity the audience’s focus?


    [06:17] Why is word choice important?


    [08:23] Is clarity the same for every writer?


    [10:55] How to achieve clarity with ProwritingAid






    Links:


    https://fictionary.co/


    ProWritingAid


    In this episode, you will also:


    Get a free professional editing sample and recommendation today.Download the FREE Book Editing Handbook, "Your Editing Journey".Join our free Self-Editing School monthly live webinars.Get ProWritingAid as your online self-editing tool.

    Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel here so you get every short and helpful episode.

    • 14 min

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