Watch Out! HARMONY KENT IS ON THE LOOSE AGAIN….

…but that’s a good thing, because this time, instead of that paranormal stuff she writes, and that stuff she writes for young folks, she has written a book to help all of us POLISH OUR PROSE!!!  {Thank you, Harmony!}  Some of us, really need the info in your book!

Well, I did say Harmony was on the loose, so let me turn this all over to her.  Go for it, Harmz!

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Hi there! Thanks for joining me on my awesome fourteen-day blog tour with 4WillsPublishing and my fabulous host today, the one and only, Nonnie Jules! You can find details of my other stops here on my 4WillsPublishing 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.

Polish Your Prose by Harmony Kent

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 the preface.

“An independent author finds him or herself with many pressures on time and financial resources. Often, any available funds are funnelled toward advertising, rather than hiring a professional editor. Usually, authors who do hire an editor will get a copy edit and overlook the need for a comprehensive line edit. Some won’t even know there is a difference. And finding a good proofreader can seem impossible at times. …

 … It is my aim, in this manual, to highlight and explain the essentials without getting lost in the skies of academia, or drowning in a sea of words that need translating into the common tongue. Whenever I edit for an author, I always attempt to explain the changes I have made, so they can learn for themselves and avoid the same errors the next time around. It is far better to write my comments in plain English, than to confound with obfuscation.

I am all about supporting Indies, and one of the most helpful tools I have found is that of education. If we can do it for ourselves, it is much cheaper and less time consuming than getting someone else to do it for us. And, we do our own work for free!”

Link to Youtube book trailer.

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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20 Comments

  1. Reblogged this on Be My Guest and commented:
    I can’t wait to sink my teeth into Harmony’s book! It has made it to my Kindle now I just have to sit down and read and absorb.

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    • harmonykentonline

      Thanks, Kathryn! 🙂

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  2. Nice tour setup and looks like a good reference book to own.

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    • harmonykentonline

      Thanks, John! It’s always nice to see you stopping by 🙂

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  3. Shirley Harris-Slaughter

    Congratulations and good luck Harmony!

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    • harmonykentonline

      Thanks for stopping by, Shirley! Your well wishes and support are appreciated 🙂

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  4. Reblogged this on Tea Talks… home of Helen Treharne, author : I write, I review, I rant and commented:
    Harmony Kent is on the loose! And what a welcome rampage through the bloggersphere it is. For those who dont know, Harmony is an accomplished author and editor. I couldn’t resist hijacking her blog tour and resposting, with thanks to Nonnie Jules for hosting in the first place. Follow their blogs for great content.

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  5. Congratulations Harmony on your blog tour. I have no doubt your book will help writers fine-tune their manuscripts. I know what you did to mine.

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    • harmonykentonline

      Thanks, Joy! Your kind words mean a lot. 🙂

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  6. I am so excited about reading your book, Harmony! Hopefully I will get time for it today:)

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    • harmonykentonline

      Thanks for stopping by, Traci! I know all about that time thing! LOL 🙂

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  7. I’ve just finished reading your book, Harmz. Very straight forward and lots of useful information. Enjoy your tour.

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    • harmonykentonline

      Thanks, Michelle! So pleased you found it useful 🙂

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  8. Great post, Harmony! I’m sure your book will be a great help to many Indie authors – looking forward to getting into my copy! Thanks for hosting, Nonnie!

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    • harmonykentonline

      Thanks, John! As ever, your support is appreciated 🙂

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  9. harmonykentonline

    Thanks so much for letting me loose on your blog today, Nonnie! It’s awesome to be here! 🙂

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    • Harmz, at least if I let you loose here, I can keep my eyes on you! -_________- #ShadyTrees

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      • harmonykentonline

        LMAO!! 🙂

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  10. Reblogged this on Barrow Blogs.

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    • harmonykentonline

      Thanks so much for the reblog, Judith! And for stopping by! 🙂

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