Clearing this up: Sight vs. site

If you want readers to see where you’re going in a story, you’ll want to get these two words right.

“Sight” is what you see, as in Watching the flying saucer land was the strangest sight he’d ever seen.

“Site” is a location, as in The landing site was in a secluded, wooded area.


My name is Rob Bignell. I’m an affordable, professional editor who runs Inventing Reality Editing Service, which meets the manuscript needs of writers both new and published. I also offer a variety of self-publishing services. During the past decade, I’ve helped more than 300 novelists and nonfiction authors obtain their publishing dreams at reasonable prices. I’m also the author of the 7 Minutes a Day… writing guidebooks, four nonfiction hiking guidebook series, and the literary novel Windmill. Several of my short stories in the literary and science fiction genres also have been published.