Article: “Some Nouns Have Too Many Plurals”

“Forming regular plural nouns in English is a pretty simple concept, but that’s where the simplicity ends. English has so many different irregular plurals — and so many different types! There are plurals that are identical to their singular versions (sheep: sheep), plurals that change for count and noncount nouns (fish: fish, fishes), plurals that have held on to their Old English or Middle English endings (child: children), plurals that retain the endings from their source languages (criterion: criteria), a whole slew of words with multiple acceptable plurals (index: indexes, indices), and that barely scratches the surface of irregular nouns.”

Read more of the article on Copyediting.com.

Article: “Publishing Posthumously”

“When a loved one dies, so much is left behind, and sometimes, in the midst of mementos and other remembrances, there’s a manuscript tucked away. Maybe it’s complete, or maybe it’s only halfway there. Whatever the case, finding those papers is like discovering a treasure: a piece of someone we’ve lost that can bring them back to us, at least for a little while.”

Source: Editor’s Corner: Publishing Posthumously

Article: “Beginnings: Prefaces, Forewords, and Introductions.”

“After the cover art and cover copy, the most important impression of your book comes from its beginning pages. In a non-fiction book, that means the foreword, preface, and introduction, which not only explain where you’re coming from as an author but why a reader should join you on your adventure.”

Source: Dog Ear Publishing’s Editor’s Corner

Article: “Happily Ever After: The Essentials of Writing a Romance Novel”

“Over the past decade, romance novels have been enjoying an enormous revival, and if you grew up sneaking peeks at your grandmother’s Harlequin paperbacks but haven’t looked at books in the romance genre since, the new crop of stories will surprise you. This time around, the heroines are fierce, the heroes are far more swoon-worthy, and the plots are—gasp!—intelligent. Welcome to the new happily ever after.”

Source: Editor’s Corner: Happily Ever After: The Essentials of Writing a Romance Novel

Article: “Connotation Is Just as Important as Denotation”

“It’s important for all writers to remember both the connotations and denotations of the words they use. Denotation is the word’s real meaning, its “official” definition, whereas connotation is what the word suggests, the sense of the word that is conveyed beyond the definition.”

Source: Editor’s Corner: Connotation Is Just as Important as Denotation