Category Archives: For Writers
Out of the Woods, from short story to novel.
Originally, I planned Out of the Woods as a short story. So much for my “plans”. What happened was that at the end of Out of Time, my heroine Erin (who, BTW, is my favorite of all my characters) is … Continue reading
How To Drive An Editor Crazy.
Exclamation Points. Lose them! New writers seem to love exclamation points. Whenever I open a manuscript and spot a bevy of these little demons, I moan. It’s a sure sign that the author is inexperienced. Now, will a plethora … Continue reading
Techniques of the Selling Writer
One of my favorite books on writing is Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight Swain. As most writing teachers will tell you, this is the bible for writing commercial fiction. It’s a valuable resource you’ll use throughout your writing … Continue reading