Let Your Character Shine

The longer I edit novels, the more I am convinced it's in the writer's DNA to tell a story instead of the characters relating their story. Editing is where the story evolves, takes on a new life. Not only for the character but for the plot, setting, and ultimately for the reader. Telling a story… Continue reading Let Your Character Shine


Rejection Hurts your Editor

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.┬áIt is in this last category that I notice the majority of the authors… Continue reading Prepositions