I took the opportunity to read an action packed book this summer that I think everyone would find enjoyable. Betsy Brannon Green's Hazardous Duty. It was tough to put this book down. I loved the characters and the tension that this author created in her story. These are critical elements when writing a book like … Continue reading Hazardous Duty – Book Review
A great friend and tremendously talented writer, Michaelbrent Collings has captured my imagination and scared the pee out of me again. Check out my latest book review of The Deep.
I just recently had a good question come up from one of my clients. She wanted to know how best to navigate through her manuscript and organize it in such a way that she could manage the revisions as she goes. I wondered how many other people didn't know about the navigation pane in Word, … Continue reading Recent Request
Recently I was hired to edit a book that had its toes dipped in a few different genres. Both the author and agent were confused as to how to market the book because it really didn’t fit inside just one genre. I was intrigued. I sat down with the manuscript and immediately realized that I … Continue reading Reading as a Reader or Writer
I am about to write a research paper on why horror is significant. I recently read the blog of a friend and fellow editor that recounted our meet cute. She walked into the room, and I turned and smiled at her while motioning to a chair close by. She found her seat and the rest … Continue reading Why You Should Appreciate Horror
I find scam phone calls to be so funny some times. Let's not discuss the woman's grammar in the voice message, let's just chuckle. I hope you are all having a great week.
Have you ever read a news article and caught a silly mistake? Sometimes a journalist just doesn't catch everything, and editors are in short supply when there is a deadline. This poor woman getting caught in a bathtub with Cheetos made me want to read more, but then I saw the writing error. Would you … Continue reading Editing Cheetos – Left None On My Face
Hey there everyone. Tonight, I had a nice talk with one of my clients and he brought up some things that he would like me to investigate and I am sure that there are more of you out there that would be interested in it; so, I want to know what you need to know … Continue reading April Check In
I know what writers want . . . they want it all. Here’s the problem with that statement; wanting doesn’t require any effort. You can sit back in your comfortable chair behind your computer and imagine the accolades, the raving reviews, the book signings, and the money, but it isn’t until you get out of … Continue reading What Writers Want – To Get Noticed
There are few moments during my college experience when I have had the chance to really ridicule my course curriculum and materials. Usually the assignments are well written and have very few mistakes. Today was a different story. I sat down to take my very last final of this semester. It has been a long … Continue reading I Couldn’t Resist