SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES“You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.” — Arthur Plotnik, author and editor

Hi there! Perhaps you love to write or enjoy reading what others have written. You’ve certainly come to the right place! As an author and a professional editor, I completely understand what it’s like to work with words so that they communicate those burning thoughts inside us. I’d love to chat about writing, editing, and books with you!

For You, the Writer

Each month, I blog about how you can take your manuscript self-editing to the next level. We discuss things like what is good dialogue, how to create dynamic characters, and how to choose the best scene for your story. Sign up to have my blog posts delivered to your inbox so you’ll never miss a self-editing tip or inspiring message!

For You, the Reader

Do you like reading historical fiction where characters strive to make the best out of a bad situation? Do you like reading about horses, the world wars, and little known history facts? Do you enjoy author interviews and book giveaways? I’d love to keep in touch with you through my newsletter and my blog as I share my writing and research journey!

Can’t wait to see you on the inside!

If you’re a writer, here’s a great conference to make new friends, grow your platform and your writer skills. Attend West Coast Christian Writers Conference, February 14–16, 2019. Learn from key experts in the industry, and meet agents and editors.

If you missed out on attending Breathe Writer’s Conference this year, no worries! You can purchase recordings here and learn from industry professionals, including Jocelyn Green (keynote), Shawn Smucker (fiction), Kelli Stuart, Ann Croker (marketing), myself (editing), Janet Grant, Glenys Nellist (children’s), Patrice Gopo (essay), and many others. You will gain well-rounded tools for your writing journey. Order the entire conference offerings or make individual selections. Click here, and enjoy!