Can You Really Make Your Day Longer?

I’ve had a few people ask me how it is I manage to multi-task between so many different jobs, projects, novels, hobbies, and still get everything done during the day. I’ve started to ask myself that recently, as my husband and I are packing to move into a new house and I just last week… Read More

How to Write A Short Synopsis of Your Manuscript

If you’re only just now working on your novel or fiction project, you may not have heard about the ‘Elevator Pitch’ and the ‘short synopsis’. If you’ve tried your hand at querying agents and publishers, you’ve probably seen these phrases thrown around and thought, ‘What the heck are these?’ Well, I’m about to tell you. A writer… Read More

Self-Editing Tip #6: Formatting Before You Write

I’m sure this sounds like a ridiculous premise, that the formatting does not affect your writing at all, and that’s true. However, as an editor as well as an author, I can’t express how helpful proper formatting has been for me. As an author, the formatting of a fresh document before I ever start writing let’s… Read More

Self Editing Tip #5: Let’s “Talk” About Punctuation

Today I want to talk about punctuation, specifically in writing dialogue. I feel oddly fortunate that my own education, especially as a Creative Writing major in college, ingrained in me a certain inherent knowledge of how to write dialogue with correct punctuation. I’ve spoken and worked with a surprisingly large handful of other authors who… Read More

Flash Fiction: ‘The Plight of Timothy Weston’

I found it really rather difficult to come up with an informative, entertaining, fresh topic to discuss on my blog today. As is my nature, when I have a shortage of ideas, I reach out to grab something out of one of my colleagues’ brains. Today, instead of a how-to post on writing or editing… Read More

6 Tips to Get You Writing (and Keep You There)

Having your fingers in a lot of different word-pies will give you more opportunities for creativity than drawing constant blanks on the same project, over and over. Read More