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


Ellipses or Em Dash

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