While proofreading a manuscript (mine or someone else’s), I often have to stop and think about whether a word should be capitalized or not. I get out my in-print dictionary or style guide, or go to my online subscription or CD-ROM. And after spending a while researching the various resources (not all of which agree), […]
If you’ve never attended the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference but always wanted to go, I have exciting news for you! Mount Hermon is running a First-Timers Contest for the 2017 conference. Ten winners will each receive a full scholarship, including economy lodging and conference meals. There is NO FEE to enter this contest. It is open […]
The Orange County Christian Writers’ Conference in Southern California has a new director: me! I’ve been part of this conference since it started almost thirty years ago. I’ve been on the faculty every year, and I’ve been on the board of directors since its inception a couple of years ago, when Antonio Crawford took over […]
Last May, I celebrated the release of my new book, Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors, with a cyber party. Some of the multi-published authors featured in the book were online for the event. During the party, I debuted my new website, Secrets of Best-Selling Authors. Let me give you a “tour” of this new site.
Because I believe in the power, impact, and influence of Christian writers’ conferences, and the Mount Hermon conference in particular, I am holding a contest again this year in which the prize is a full scholarship to the 2015 Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference (an $897 value!). There is NO FEE to enter this […]
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, The Christian PEN hosted its first annual Editor Convention, “Keys to Successful Freelance Editing,” in April 2014. For the next few weeks, I want to share some of the information from the workshops. But first, let’s look at some of the photos from the event to recap the fun […]
I had my first cyber launch party in celebration of the release of Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors. I’ve never even attended a launch party, much less hosted one, so this was a new experience for me. To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect.