Style Sheets, Style Guides, and Writing Style: Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask – by Ruth Harris…

on Anne R. Allen:

The style sheet is a writer’s secret power — and best friend.

A style sheet will save you time, frustration, and money.

A style sheet will save you from yourself and prevent you from making the kind of mistakes that will send readers fleeing and guarantee one-star reviews.

If you’re writing a book — fiction or non-fiction — (or a short story or a novella and especially a series), you need a style sheet.

If you plan to self-pub, a style sheet will save your sanity while you’re writing — and after because a style sheet will save you time and money when you hire an editor.

And if you’re interested in going Trad, you’ll want to have a style sheet, too. Publishers have cut back staffs and copyediting and proofreading, like a lot of things, ain’t what they used to be.

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