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Quick Tips Part 1

The video below contains quick tips and things to remember as you write your first draft. Getting your story down on paper or typing frantically on your laptop is easy. The hard part surfaces when you begin to edit that first draft. There is so much to be mindful of, so many rules, DOs and DON'Ts, accepted practices and NO-NOs, when writing a book. Not to mention structure, plot, pace, and character development. Completing a book is often overwhelming at first but once you get the guidelines and all the nuances straight, the process is easier to handle. Stay focused and tackle things one at a time. Keep learning and adding to your writing repertoire. You can start with a few of the easy fixes in the video, as you trim and complete rewrites.

Stay tuned for Part 2.


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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