Pushing What You Know

I’ve been juggling lately with the old saying: …to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes… but really, when it comes to writing we write what we KNOW. We’re told not to write from a perspective we’re unfamiliar with –… Read More ›

Editing Tip #70

Manuscript Formatting Secrets, Pt. 4 ~ It’s important to keep in mind that when an agent or small publishing house (even an imprint from a large(r) publishing house) asks for standard manuscript formatting there are a few things you need… Read More ›

A Mutual Understanding

Every writer should have a mutual understanding between the waste basket and his writing: you can’t have one without the other. A good writer needs to know in advance that large chunks of her writing will never see anywhere but… Read More ›

Persistently Perceptive

Perspective, or the perception of our readers and our characters, is one of the core elements in writing that needs to be addressed with precision, clarity, and understanding. This is true for both fiction and non-fiction books. The narrator’s voice… Read More ›