Friday, November 28, 2014

Harmony Kent Blog tour blast-Guest post

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Hi there! Thanks for joining me on my awesome fourteen-day blog tour with 4Wills Publishing and my fantastic host for today! You can find details of my other stops here: 4Wills Author Page.

I published my first book, THE BATTLE FOR BRISINGAMEN, in May 2013. I soon followed this up with the award winning mystery/thriller THE GLADE in November 2013, and my first Young Adult fiction book, ELEMENTAL EARTH, in July 2014.

Today, am promoting my latest work, POLISH YOUR PROSE. This is my first non-fiction book, and is a powerful new guide that gives essential editing tips for authors.

Lots of books have been written on the art of writing, and here—at last—is a guide that will teach you the essential techniques of editing your own book. This will help you turn a promising manuscript into a published novel. And, it does this without the jargon. You don’t need to know all the grammatical terms in order to make use of this book. You don’t need to know the definition of a split infinitive, a comma splice, or a ‘to be’ verb, as this manual explains these in detail in easy to understand terms, and a lively and engaging style.
Chapters on Passive Writing, Tense, Point of View, Dialogue, and other techniques take you through the same processes an editor would go through to polish and perfect your manuscript. Good writing is nothing without good editing. Learn the secrets of good editing and writing with this essential author reference, which offers so much more for so much less.

As well as being an award-winning author, I am an accomplished editor and proofreader. My passion is helping Indie Authors to successfully achieve their goals and dreams.

Excerpt from the foreword, written by Rave Reviews Book Club’s very own Nonnie Jules!

Writing is hard work, and although we find it easy to speak our thoughts, when it comes to putting it all on paper, there are rules that must be followed, and unfortunately, some of us just don’t know those rules. Punctuation, capitalization … who can keep up with all of that?
Because of her talent, keen eye for writing and her love of helping others, Harmony has put together some of the most wonderful, carefully explained tips to make your written work the best it can be.  POLISH YOUR PROSE is in plain, simple, easy-to-understand English (I mean that literally as Harmony Kent is from the UK).  No fancy words which you won’t understand, no jargon that will require you to run out and get a “DUMMIES GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING ‘HARMONY’S’ POLISH YOUR PROSE.” Nope, just plain and simple, from beginning to end. 
POLISH YOUR PROSE has a chapter on just about every writing issue imaginable!  Confused about 1st, 2nd and 3rd person? It’s in there!  Past & Present tense got you stumped? It’s in there! Singles and Plurals throwing you for a loop? There’s a chapter on those, too!  Harmony covers it all.”

You can pick up your copy of POLISH YOUR PROSE here:

Links for my other books:

You will also find me in the soon-to-be-released Rave Reviews Book Club Anthology: RAVE SOUP FOR THE WRITER’S SOUL, and the All Authors Magazine Anthology: CONCORDANT VIBRANCY.

I’m also on twitter: @harmony_kent

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