Writing rejection letters happens to be my biggest task as a contract editor for The Wild Rose Press (TWRP). And it isn't pleasant. I do not enjoy writing them, yet they are a must. At times, I reject with suggestions to revise and resend. Most of the time, I thank the author and move on.… Continue reading Rejection Hurts your Editor
As my client base grows, so does my exposure to different writing styles. Some automatically show instead of tell, use active verbs and sensory details, while some do not, and most fall into the category that uses a combination of all styles. It is in this last category that I notice the majority of the authors… Continue reading Prepositions
The upstart em dash has been butting her head into fiction more and more in the last few years replacing the tried and true ellipses. Why? With that question, others arise. Don't they serve the same purpose? When should I use the em dash instead of the ellipses, where, and how do I write them.… Continue reading Ellipses or Em Dash
Today's society texting is the preferred communication to keep up with friends and family. So it isn't uncommon to see texts filling the pages, as dialogue, in novels. As a writer, I am prone to writing the texts in italics, starting each new text in a new paragraph. As an editor, I see variations of… Continue reading Writing Texts in Novels
Congratulations! You've written your book. It's been edited, and now published on Amazon, iBook, Nook, and various other online platforms. Now you're ready to reap the rewards of your hard fought labor. The first week you check your stats. Sales are great. After a few weeks, they plummet. Soon no one is purchasing your book.… Continue reading Help! My Books Aren’t Selling
If you're like me you are a voracious reader. It was the deciding factor in choosing my career, what degree I obtained in college, and my future dreams and goals. While you may not take your need to read that far, you do want to find great books to entertain you. I have several suggestions.… Continue reading Need to Read?
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