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“The Best Advice I Ever Received” — Rebekah Ganiere

Posted by VampWereZombie at Jun 16, 2016 1:30 am in , , , ,

After I wrote my first three books at 150,000 words a piece and each taking me only a month to write, I decided to head to a convention to see if I could land an agent. My husband took me to the San Francisco Writer’s Conference and at that time I was confident that my […]

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Clean Writing (A Diet for your Book)

Posted by Guest at Aug 3, 2015 1:16 am in , ,

by Kerri Nelson Over the past year, I’ve been learning about and attempting to practice Clean Eating.  It is all about eating real foods versus packaged foods.  Keeping it clean with healthy fruits, vegetables and lean meats.  Sometimes I do well and sometimes not.  After all, I’m only human and there are times when chocolate […]

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Writing Tight Editing for Impact by Diana Cosby

Posted by Guest at Aug 14, 2014 1:30 am in , , , ,

Editing is the writer’s opportunity to tighten their work to ensure each word works, each sentence counts, and each chapter supports their story and propels it forward. As with anything you do in life, your perspective makes it dull or fun.  Allow the excitement that inspired you as you wrote the rough draft to fuel […]

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Slaying Dragons by Jane Kindred

Posted by Guest at Aug 7, 2014 1:03 am in , , , ,

There are writers—some very famous and successful ones—who don’t believe in writer’s block, who think it’s a sign of an amateur or someone who isn’t committed to their craft. To that, I say bollocks. (It’s one of my favorite words, so I try to fit it in wherever I can.) These writers may never experience […]

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More Effective Proofreading by Ally Broadfield

Posted by Ally Broadfield at Dec 6, 2012 9:00 am in , , , , , ,

Once you finish writing a manuscript,what do you do? Edit until it shines, of course, but before you submit it to an agent or editor or self-publish it, don’t forget the final step: Proofreading.   Consider the following paragraph:   Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers […]

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Behind the Scenes: An Editor in Action by Mary Hughes

Posted by Guest at Oct 11, 2012 8:00 am in , , , , , , , ,

Editor Christa Desir What does an editor bring to the storytelling process? I’m thrilled to share a few insights from an actual first-pass edit made by brilliant editor Christa Desir on my latest vampire romance, Biting Oz. These samples are by no means all an editor can do to make your story shine, but hopefully […]

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