DUST blog tour with Kara Swanson Stop #36

Welcome to the last STOP in this month-long blog tour to celebrate the Peter Pan retelling, Dust, by Kara Swanson. Thrilled you have taken to the skies to join us! Ready to spread your wings one more time? First, let's get a clue out of the way. You're tired, I'll just tell you, ha! The clue … Continue reading DUST blog tour with Kara Swanson Stop #36

Crisis response to my clients

Let not fear rule your life during this time. Eat more ice cream. (My professional response to my clients during this time...)

How to Edit the Scene

The scenes within your story link the characters and plot together like a colorful construction paper chain link that can be as short or as long as you want them to be. . .

ACFW April 2020 New Releases

April 2020 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Biblical: Claiming Canaan: Milcah's Journey by Barbara M. Britton -- When the tribal elders make marriage a requirement for claiming her land, Milcah bat Zelophehad must find a betrothed straightaway. The only problem in finding a … Continue reading ACFW April 2020 New Releases

How to Edit the POV

Point of view doesn’t stop with characters, but also comes through inanimate and animate in objects like setting and weather. Let’s discuss some possibilities!

How to Edit the Plot

As we continue this editing series how we can develop a great story by having all the layers in place before actually writing, or if you’ve already written your book, how to make sure all the layers are in place. The second layer in developing a great story is developing your story’s plot. Surprisingly the … Continue reading How to Edit the Plot

Contests 101: 5 Editor Takeaways

What does an editor / judge / agent think when they evaluate your contest manuscript? I can't speak for all of them, but here's one editor's viewpoint. . .

Valentine’s Day Sweethearts

In honor of Valentine's Day, I thought I'd post some nostalgic sweetheart photos from WWII. Enjoy! Photo Cred: Pinterest

ACFW February 2020 Book Releases

February 2020 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: Hands of Grace by Brenda S. Anderson -- She's always looked for love in the wrong places. He wants nothing to do with love. (Contemporary Romance, Independently Published) Desert Willow by Patricia Beal -- … Continue reading ACFW February 2020 Book Releases

ACFW Book Releases January 2020

A delightful and happy new year to you all! New decade. New goals. New adventures. And new books from our American Christian Fiction Writers community! Enjoy these fantastic titles---and curl up with your favorite beverage and a book from this list!       January 2020 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can … Continue reading ACFW Book Releases January 2020