“The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
George Bernard Shaw
You’ve heard the phrase, “There’s a fine line between ‘this’ and ‘that’.” I see fine lines everywhere. For instance, there’s a fine line between:
- Being ready for publication and being published.
- Having completed a manuscript and having that manuscript ready for publication.
- Having the desire to write and having the determination to complete a manuscript.
As Shaw suggests, there’s also a fine line in communication–that place where what you’re trying to say gets jumbled up with what the reader is hearing.
Are you getting through? Is your message clear? Writing on the fine line is tricky—but rewarding!
What you’ll find here
I hope this site helps you, inspires you, and provides the assistance you need to stay focused.
- Into the Edit: Occasional posts that look at one author’s writing before, during, and after my edit.
- Articles: Posts with writing or self-editing tips that will help you cross the fine line.
- Writers on Editing: Writers in fiction and nonfiction share their experiences with editors and editing.
- Quote It! Posts with a clever or humorous writing quote–and how it applies to life.
- Information about my editing services.
If I can help, e-mail me.
Michael Ehret, for Writing on the Fine Line