Punctuation Series: How to Edit Punctuation Marks

Presentation is everything, especially when it comes to the publishing world. And your presentation of punctuation is crucial to your book’s success. But punctuation can be tricky, boring, and downright distressing at times. As a writer and an editor, I completely understand your frustration with grammar altogether. You’d rather write, right? Right! So let’s continue … Continue reading Punctuation Series: How to Edit Punctuation Marks

How to Edit Your Character

Beginning a new story? Editing a current one? Learn how to successfully edit your character to make readers hooked!

The Year of Trust

2018 was a year filled with a shaky foundation, but I quickly learned how trust, my word for the year, applied to my life. . .

How to Think Like an Editor: Part Two

How do writers think like an editor when they aren't one? I offer three quick tips for thinking like an editor. Ready?

How to Think Like an Editor: Part One

How do writers think like an editor when they aren't one? I offer three quick tops for thinking like an editor. Ready?

PENCON 2018: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Just as writers attend writers' conferences, editors attend editors' conferences. And the differences may surprise you...

The Liebster Award — to encourage new bloggers

I've won an award and have been asked to share about my writing life. Learn who my favorite childhood authors were and ten other fun facts about me and my writing. Meet some of my writing friends, too. They're awesome.