Sigrid's Writing Tips

Often when I edit manuscripts, I see people use the word lightening to refer to a bolt coming out of the sky. Nope. Try again. The correct term is lightning. Lightning strikes!

Lightening means that you want to make something lighter; women lighten their hair. Maria became increasingly blonde as she got older in order to disguise her gray hair. She lightened her hair with L'Oreal.

Don't call Maria on the last Sunday night of every month, because she will be lightening her roots.

That's an easy one.

Happy writing.

Be your own Editor - by Sigrid Macdonald