Quick Tip. KeyboardFix a Flub with this Editing Tip: Make sure you’re using the right word. Sometimes you might get close to the word you really mean, but an agent, editor, or letter-reader will notice the difference, and it will be to your detriment. For example, if you mean accept be sure you don’t say except either in error or because you’re unsure. If you’re unsure about a word, look it up.

Check out this Resource for Writers! If you write for kids, be sure you regularly check out the fabulous resource KidLit411. This website is FULL of the right words! It’s a compendium of all things kidlit – if you need information, you’re sure to be able to find it, or a link for where else to find it, at www.kidlit411.com