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Harmony Kent: POLISH YOUR PROSE BLOG TOUR!

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Harmony Kent: Author, Editor, Proofreader, Good Friend.

Today, I’m honoured to have fellow author and member of the Rave Reviews Book Club, Harmony Kent, with me today as she lauches her latest book, Polish Your Prose. Harmony is not only a gifted writer, but she is also an experienced editor and proofreader. Hailing from the United Kingdom, Harmony will share with us the good news about her book. Take it away, Harmony!

 

Hi there! Thanks for joining me on my awesome fourteen-day blog tour with 4Wills Publishing and my fantastic host for today! You can find details of my other stops here: 4Wills Author Page.

 

I published my first book, THE BATTLE FOR BRISINGAMEN, in May 2013. I soon followed this up with the award winning mystery/thriller THE GLADE in November 2013, and my first Young Adult fiction book, ELEMENTAL EARTH, in July 2014.

 

Today, am promoting my latest work, POLISH YOUR PROSE. This is my first non-fiction book, and is a powerful new guide that gives essential editing tips for authors.

Book Cover of Polish Your Prose.

Lots of books have been written on the art of writing, and here—at last—is a guide that will teach you the essential techniques of editing your own book. This will help you turn a promising manuscript into a published novel. And, it does this without the jargon. You don’t need to know all the grammatical terms in order to make use of this book. You don’t need to know the definition of a split infinitive, a comma splice, or a ‘to be’ verb, as this manual explains these in detail in easy to understand terms, and a lively and engaging style.

Chapters on Passive Writing, Tense, Point of View, Dialogue, and other techniques take you through the same processes an editor would go through to polish and perfect your manuscript. Good writing is nothing without good editing. Learn the secrets of good editing and writing with this essential author reference, which offers so much more for so much less.

 

As well as being an award-winning author, I am an accomplished editor and proofreader. My passion is helping Indie Authors to successfully achieve their goals and dreams.

 

Excerpt from Chapter One: Passive Prose …

 

“Here is a cartoon I came across online a long time ago, and it struck a chord. It says what it needs to say so eloquently.

Cartoon illustratind the Passive and Active voices in writing.

 

 

Can you see the difference? Which would you prefer to read? Especially in the middle of an action scene or a moment filled with suspense.

More on that . . .

 

Ed to the rescue!

Who’s Ed??? Not ‘who’, ‘what’. Ed ending words tend to be immediate and engaging—right in the thick of it. They are the bouncers to keep out Was and his mates. Let’s party . . .”

 

 

Link to Youtube book trailer movie.

 

You can pick up your copy of POLISH YOUR PROSE here:

Amazon UK

Amazon US

 

Links for my other books:

 

The Glade

Elemental Earth

The Battle for Brisingamen

 

You will also find me in the soon-to-be-released Rave Reviews Book Club Anthology: RAVE SOUP FOR THE WRITER’S SOUL, and the All Authors Magazine Anthology: CONCORDANT VIBRANCY.

 

My website is http://harmonykent.co.uk

I’m also on twitter: @harmony_kent

My 4Wills Author Page.

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

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About John Fioravanti

Author, John Fioravanti writes non-fiction as well as fiction in the sci-fi genre. He's a retired secondary school educator and a lifelong learner. He considers himself a work in progress and welcomes the opinions and insights that others may have about his work. He prizes dialogue about meaningful topics, so please leave your thoughts!

22 thoughts on “Harmony Kent: POLISH YOUR PROSE BLOG TOUR!

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    Beem Weeks

    December 18, 2014 at 4:09pm

    Great post. Thanks for hosting this talented author, John!

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    Joy Lo-Bamijoko

    December 1, 2014 at 12:19pm

    Thanks John for hosting Harmony. Congrats Harmony for receiving our usual Gr8 #RRBC support. You have earned it.

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    Joy Lo-Bamijoko

    December 1, 2014 at 12:17pm

    Thanks John for hosting Harmony today. Congrats Harmony for getting our usual gr8 #RRBC support. You have earned it.

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    Aoife Marie Sheridan

    December 1, 2014 at 10:37am

    Hi Harmony

    Just purchased your book and no its not because I think your awesome. Lol its because I once had an editor and every few pages I could see sentences highlighted, and beside it each time it said “passive voice” when I asked him, the explanation made no sense to me. Now your little character explanation was like a light bulb over my head, and I said “O” so looking forward to reading it. 🙂

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      Harmony Kent

      December 2, 2014 at 5:55am

      I was just the same, the first time I heard about “passive voice” … it was like … a wot wot? LOL
      Thanks for stopping by, and for buying the book … I sincerely hope you find it useful! 🙂

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    Nonnie Jules

    December 1, 2014 at 9:56am

    John, thanks so much for hosting Harmz today! We both really appreciate you!

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    Nonnie Jules

    December 1, 2014 at 9:56am

    If you have not picked up a copy of POLISH YOUR PROSE, do so today! Awesome author, awesome, very helpful book!

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    Harmony Kent

    December 1, 2014 at 8:04am

    Thanks so much for hosting me today, John! It’s an honour to be featured on your blog! 🙂

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      John Fioravanti

      December 1, 2014 at 8:07am

      You’re welcome, Harmony, but the honour is all mine… you are a writer’s writer!

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