2020 nearly broke me, until I learned what broke me became my greatest gift...
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. . .
April 2020 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Biblical: Claiming Canaan: Milcah's Journey by Barbara M. Britton -- When the tribal elders make marriage a requirement for claiming her land, Milcah bat Zelophehad must find a betrothed straightaway. The only problem in finding a … Continue reading ACFW April 2020 New Releases
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
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. . .
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
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