Preparing my #WIP for my Editor

Recently, I finished the last of my edits and shipped the manuscript for book #3 off to my editor. What started as a few ideas scribbled in my notebook over a year ago, has turned into 95,880 words and a key piece of the Power of Four story. I thought that it might be interesting... Continue Reading →

Never-say-neverisms by William Safire

Loved this quote I came across in Goodreads and thought I would pass it along for those of us who struggle with sentence structure. Enjoy! “Not long ago, I advertised for perverse rules of grammar, along the lines of "Remember to never split an infinitive" and "The passive voice should never be used." The notion of... Continue Reading →

Rewrites…a necessary evil

Rewrites are a necessary, albeit evil part of the editing process, with the red slashes of ink on the manuscript looking like something from the movie Jaws. However, without them, the story only reflects the water's surface. Perhaps it goes as far as snorkeling, but the tale generally doesn't get to the deep diving level that it... Continue Reading →

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