Working on your first chapter needs only three things to keep the characters real and the readers turning the page. Plus, seven winners announced for Barbour's 7 Brides for 7 Texans!!
By far, your character is the most important part of your story...
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. . .
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!
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
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
Where does that hyphen really go in my manuscript? How can I make my book look professional on the inside? This blog post shares another simple way you can wow editors and agents with your presentation, thus moving closer to representation and publication.
Continuing the punctuation series on editing the dash. How to edit the Em dash. Self-editing has never been easier with this super clear, super easy, and super fun punctuation series!
How to edit the en dash is a proven way to beef up your self-editing skills, even if you hate editing! Tisha Martin makes it super easy and super clear. And super fun!
First pages are challenging. Wouldn't you rather not have to go it alone? The June 2019 Indiana Chapter ACFW meeting is here to help guide and shape the first chapter of your manuscript. Writers, if you're near Kokomo, IN, you'll not want to miss getting your first page evaluated by professional editors in the industry. … Continue reading ACFW: June 2019 Indiana Meeting