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...)

Punctuation Series: How to Edit Slashes

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

Punctuation Series: How to Edit Foreign Quotation Marks

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

ACFW December 2019 New releases

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

Punctuation Series: How to Edit Parentheses

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

ACFW May 2019 Book Releases

May 2019 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: When Love Won't Wait by Roger E. Bruner -- Laugh at Pastor Dan’s impulsive efforts to get out of the ministry and marry a woman of his own choosing by going against his domineering … Continue reading ACFW May 2019 Book Releases

Three Reasons I Feel Like an Agent

I have a lot of respect for literary agents. Not that I didn't before, but I guess I should say, I have a greater respect for them. Because last year I felt like an agent. And it wasn't because I sat at my computer desk all day, with a stack of manuscripts piled around me... … Continue reading Three Reasons I Feel Like an Agent

Happy National Grammar Day!

This video is a fun tribute to National Grammar Day. Enjoy, all you grammarians, word nerds, English teachers, readers, and writers, and Scrabble players! https://youtu.be/_gWwah7ROsE

FlourishWriters Online Conference

Registration is open for the thriving online conference for writers. Learn from the comfort of your own home - and at your own pace. Register today!!

2019 Online Writers Conference

Registration is open for the thriving online conference for writers. Learn from the comfort of your own home - and at your own pace. Register today!!