January 4, 2015

Welcome!

Whether you’re already published or just starting down the winding road of writing, I hope you’ll find something useful at this site. Specializing in novels and […]
October 15, 2017

Mockingjay: why it couldn’t have a happy ending

SPOILER ALERT! If you have not finished reading Mockingjay, stop now and go read it. why did prim have to die thats because this story is […]
October 15, 2017

The Dream of Immortality

as humans we all have the desire to live forever – in part it is what drives us to have children (which we then have to […]
October 15, 2017

Tips on Exposition: Walking the Line with Back Story

Have you ever started a story where the opening pages detailed the character’s pasts while you skimmed ahead trying to get to “the good part”? Or […]
October 15, 2017

The Power of Connections

I once said, “It takes a village to raise a book.” Need support from others, value of support. Writing is solitary work – even if you […]
November 11, 2016

A Conversation on Choosing Your Point of View

In September, I had the delightful opportunity to speak on Conversations Around the Writer’s Table, a call-in program hosted by fellow editor, Gina Edwards, to lend […]
January 14, 2015

Teaching Through All Obstacles

Ask readers to list the top five reasons that will cause them to walk away from a book, and one of them is guaranteed to be […]
January 10, 2015

Of commas and friendly debates

A few days after having a debate with a friend about the proper uses of commas (in particular, the Oxford comma), I came across this comic […]
June 25, 2013

Why I have the best job in the world

Life as an editor and writing coach . So I have put together my top 5 reasons why I have the best job in the world. […]