From First Draft to Last

If you’re anything like me, you rolled out of bed one morning, and at some point, you decided you were finally going to do it.  You were going to start writing that book.  So you sat down at your computer, and you began where most people begin… chapter...

Here’s My Article Editing Checklist

There is a lot of advice when it comes to the drafting process. Then comes revision or editing, and the advice becomes a bit less concrete.  It’s taken me some time and practice, but I’ve developed a checklist that I work through when editing. I thought I’d share...

How To Be A Good Writing Partner

Why have a writing partner? A writing partner can be a great asset to your creativity, provided that you put in the groundwork and know what to expect of each other.  I’ve been working with my writing partner for the last three years. It’s been a great...

Simplify Your Writing

I’m not going to be attacking purple prose here. I love a good flowery book, so I have no complaints. What I am going to attack is complex sentences. Specifically, complex sentences that don’t need to be a part of your manuscript. What is a complex sentence? When I’m...