characterization

Editing Tip #56

Finding Voice, Pt. 2 ~ First drafts are generally about getting ideas out and letting your muse take you down various garden paths. Even if you’re a planner, like me, and you have a fairly clear idea of what should… Read More ›

Editing Tip #10

Don’t be Afraid to Fragment, Part 1 – Tackling your manuscript in its entirety and trying to keep every little thing you’ve ever learned about editing in the front of your mind as you painstakingly reread your work from start… Read More ›

Editing Tip #7

A practical use for the idea of an oxymoron: We all know that an oxymoron means to place two contradictory terms together – like Jumbo-shrimp.  Now, take that concept a step farther and make it relevant to an idea… A… Read More ›

Review: Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass                              Author: Sarah J. Maas Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars Highly Recommended Genre: Fantasy/YA/New Adult — Throne of Glass is the first novel in what I like to call ‘The Assassin Series.’  With 5… Read More ›