Hiring an Editor: 5 Important Truths and Myths

2020-01-31T09:33:51-07:00

The opportunity to bring an author’s book to the next level is an exciting journey for both the author and the editor they hire. Smart authors know that, while they may have worked on a manuscript for years, [...]

Hiring an Editor: 5 Important Truths and Myths2020-01-31T09:33:51-07:00

How to Draft a Book from Start to Finish in 8 Steps

2019-10-10T07:46:14-07:00

I was once asked on social media by a fellow writer: how many drafts does someone write before their book is finished? This is a difficult question to answer, in that there is no "right" answer. You write as many [...]

How to Draft a Book from Start to Finish in 8 Steps2019-10-10T07:46:14-07:00

Style Guide Basics for Writers

2019-02-22T15:48:02-07:00

It doesn't matter if you write fiction, nonfiction, memoirs, poetry or periodical content (magazines, websites and/or newspapers). If you're a writer, you will inevitably encounter what is known as a style guide. And understanding the basics of the most [...]

Style Guide Basics for Writers2019-02-22T15:48:02-07:00

2 Ways to Elevate Your Writing in 2019

2018-12-07T11:07:02-07:00

Part of the evolution as a writer (and self-editor) is to elevate your craft. It's about striving to describe things with clearer language, create three-dimensional, complex protagonists and villains that readers care about. To write dialogue that’s natural-sounding [...]

2 Ways to Elevate Your Writing in 20192018-12-07T11:07:02-07:00

Is There a “Code” for Writing a Bestseller?

2018-12-07T13:53:47-07:00

Just what makes a book a bestseller has been evading agents and publishers for decades. Is it a writer’s unmistakable talent, a brilliant marketing plan, a shift in technology (the rise of e-readers and erotica, for instance)? However, the one thing [...]

Is There a “Code” for Writing a Bestseller?2018-12-07T13:53:47-07:00