WHEE! Here we go again! Women's Fiction Writers has been named one of Writer's Digest's 101 Best Websites for Writers 2016! Thank you for helping to celebrate our community! (And, I'm a hub! Who knew?) To celebrate this, and the fact that I've handed in book #3 to my editor, as well as the impending arrival of Spring, I'm offering an editing special deal for the month of April! … [Read more...] about WFW Is Named One Of Writer’s Digest’s Best Websites For Writers 2016
I often question my writing, judge my prose, belittle my word choices, and doubt my plot points. Some days I love what I’ve written. The “disbelieving me” is in awe of the time and effort it will take to get from first draft to final draft. The “believing me” might think, “Aww, this is so good it doesn’t need to be changed. No! To both. I must self-edit. I also must strike a balance where I am … [Read more...] about Self-Editing for Authors—Getting Rid of the Aww and the Awe
As most of you know, I've been editing The Glass Wives for a while now, and since I'm ready to move onto the next step of the publishing process, I thought I'd share with you some of the lessons I've learned along the way. I'll be honest, this presentation came complete with sounds and narration, which I recorded and tweaked for about four hours until learning you cannot upload a PowerPoint with … [Read more...] about Beyond Coffee & Chocolate: 4 Things To Remember While Editing Your Novel
Today is exciting - it's a two-fer on Women's Fiction Writers! I "met" Denise Dietz (aka Mary Ellen Dennis) and her husband Gordon Aalborg (aka Victoria Gordon) when I interviewed Keith Cronin. Gordon was Keith's editor for Me Again and contributed to the conversation in the comments section. Deni emailed me that they really enjoyed the blog. Ta-dah! An interview was born. Deni and Gordon write … [Read more...] about What Do You Get When Two Writers Marry? A Great Interview!