Editing Tip #122 – Strategic Place Setting/World Building

Whether your book takes place in today’s world, the future, or some entirely unique realm, it’s imperative that your reader get a sense of location and the expectations for that ‘world’ ASAP. If you write literary fiction, a block of… Read More ›

Editing Tip #38

Variety is the Spice of Life ~ One of the simplest pieces of advice for new and emerging authors to recognize is not to use overly descriptive attribution words – just say “said.” e.g. “I wouldn’t do that if I… Read More ›

Editing Tip #12

It’s in the Details – Hemingway was a master when it came to simple, straightforward prose.  He did not embellish, just told the story realistically.  That’s not to say he left out the important details. Crisp and clean prose is… Read More ›