One never knows where or when their writing will show up. Even if sold to a reader while the writer is still alive or found in a flea market after they’ve died, the writer never wants anyone to say “They sure could’ve used a good editor.”

Therefore, the editors at Blue Room Books, in service to writers and their readers everywhere, have made this short list of seven things all writers can do better because they all seem to get them wrong.

One: Pronoun Fatigue
Two: That, Just, Would, Could, Had, Said
Three: Duplicated and Dropped Words
Four: Inconsistent Spelling
Five: Sounds Like…
Six: Being a Slave to Style Manuals
Seven: Quotes and Credits and Cities and States and Countries