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. . .
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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
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
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This is the first post in my editing series in 2020 for how to 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 first layer in developing a great story is finding … Continue reading Fiction: How to Find the Felt Need
We’re toward the end of our self-editing blog post punctuation series, but it certainly is not the end of the self-editing blog posts! In 2020, I’m planning a fiction and nonfiction course available in this similar blog post format to help writers nail down those sometimes tricky nuances of self-editing. And sometimes the tricks are … Continue reading Punctuation Series: How to Edit Slashes
Have you ever tried to read a book in a foreign language? Perhaps some of you have. I’ve tried reading Spanish and German, and when I didn’t know either language, I got all turned around by how they used quotation marks. So, to quotation mark or not to quotation mark, that is the question. More … Continue reading Punctuation Series: How to Edit Foreign Quotation Marks
Happy December, friends! Perhaps there's a book in this newly released list for the book reader in your life this Christmas... December 2019 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: Stranded for the Holidays by Lisa Carter -- Running away led her right … Continue reading ACFW December 2019 New releases
Here we are, nearly at the end of our year-long punctuation/grammar series. I hope you’ve learned a lot and gained much insight from these quick posts so that your manuscripts gleam professionalism on the inside. Believe it or not, this careful attention to all the little grammar nuances in a story is what catches the … Continue reading Punctuation Series: How to Edit Parentheses