Contests 101: 5 Author Takeaways

Contests bring out the best and the worst in all of us---the entrants, the judges, the agents or editors.  Trust me. I've been on the receiving and giving side of both ends of the contest spectrum. And though I didn't like what I got, I will still live to tell about it. Like now. This … Continue reading Contests 101: 5 Author Takeaways

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 Modifiers

Punctuation Series: How to Edit Modifiers 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 … Continue reading How to Edit Modifiers

How to Edit Your Character

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

PENCON 2018: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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

Author Interview: Heather Chapman and The Forgotten Girl Giveaway

Author interview with Heather Chapman and The Forgotten Girl. Learn about Poland, Heather's challenging part about the research, and her favorite books and movies!

Author Interview: Sheri D. Parmelee

Hello! Thanks for taking the time to read this blog post. We're interviewing the wonderful Sheri D. Parmelee, who takes the world by storm -- in the classroom and in her practical tips for daily living. I met Sheri at the 2016 ACFW conference, and we hit it off immediately. It was our first ACFW … Continue reading Author Interview: Sheri D. Parmelee