Writer Daniel Scocco reviews The Dictionary of Worthless Words on Daily Writing Tips. As he points out that there are hundreds of books on word usage but next to none on words that are worthless! Click here to read the review.
If you need help with grammar we have the resource for you. The Guide to Grammar and Writing is sponsored by the Capital Community College Foundation, a nonprofit 501 c-3 organization that supports scholarships, faculty development, and curriculum innovation. There are dozens of guides that you would normally get when you go to college.
The University of Wisconsin – Madison has a website that provides writing help for students but it’s open to the public too! Our favorite section is about grammar and punctuation. You’ll want to use a professional copyeditor for your book at some point but it really helps if you know the rules beforehand. Take a look at The Writer’s Handbook and let me know what you think.
American Copy Editors Society has a great blog by Pam Nelson with lots of grammar rules explained and tips given. Take a look for yourself and sign up for the RSS feed.
Even a book by a bestselling author won’t sell if it’s poorly edited. Self published books are no different. When you self publish you already have more work to do without the support of a publisher so it becomes even more important to have your book edited professionally. Kirkus Reviews has launched an editing division for self published authors but there are many other options available if you search online.