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Writer's Checklist

Open in Action

Use the Five Senses

Ditch Weak Words

Show Don't Tell

Avoid -ly Adverbs

Add Detail

Use the 3~5~2 Rule

Write in Action

Check Spelling & Grammar

Use the Oxford Comma

Know Your Genre

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Dump Clichés

Create a Strong Setting

Vary Vocabulary

Write~Edit~Write Again

Accept Constructive Feedback

Build Multifaceted Characters

Balance Prose & Dialogue

Carve Out Writing Time

Steer Clear of Passive Voice

Use Strong Nouns & Verbs

Believe in Yourself

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Keep a Pad and Pen Near to Jot Down Ideas

Know the Acceptable Word Count for Your Genre

Remember: Beginning, Middle, End

Research Agents, Editors, & Publishers

Medium Size Paragraphs are Best

Establish a Social Media Presence

Hi. I'm Liz Ambrico, freelance proofreader and aspiring author. I too am querying agents, editors, and publishers in hopes of becoming a published author.



Wordy is the get-in-the-know hotspot for writers. From grammar to publishing find info, tips, and inspiration to take your WIP (Work In Progress) to the next level.


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I co-founded and managed a successful author and writer group on Long Island for five years. During events with publishers and authors I learned what matters, what agents are looking for, and the benefits and pitfalls of traditional publishing vs. self-publishing.

I've gained a lot of tips and tidings on my writing journey and want to share what I know.

Besides my passion for writing, I'm a fitness enthusiast, and I love coffee, chocolate, and animals. I'm mom to two amazing young men, and I live on Long Island with my husband, four zany cats, and the sweetest dog ever.

Whether you're new to writing, ready to query, or about to submit your manuscript,  welcome, you've come to the right place.

About Me


Alyssa is Wordy's website administrator and tech guru. She holds a degree in Communication and has always enjoyed writing and marketing, both of which are highly useful skills for aspiring authors. 

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