I recently experienced a tremendous thrill of excitement over taking out a comma. Last January, my first traditionally published book, Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors, was released. I immediately added the book title to my bio, of course. Last November, I signed a four-book contract with BroadStreet Publishing Group. (If you don’t know about my […]
Repeat after me: “Editors are my friends. They are not enemies determined to ruin my devotion, article, or novel. Their job is to make me and my work the best we can possibly be. Editors are my friends.” Now that we’ve established this, we can move forward on the premise that because editors are […]
2015 looks like it’s going to be a great year, with many exciting events and activities scheduled. I wanted to share with you what’s happening with me during the first half of the year. I hope you’ll be able to join me at these events or participate in some of the activities. EVENTS: […]
PENCON 2014 was the first editor convention sponsored by The Christian PEN. It was a great success, and next year’s will be even bigger and better!
“You know, I’ve always been a huge fan of hers. I’ve read every book she’s ever written and loved them all. Until this last one.” My heart sank as I heard those words from the director of a writers’ conference I’d just spoken at. She was referring to an author I dearly loved myself: one […]
Gail Gaymer Martin, my friend and fellow author, talks about the dangers of over-editing.
One of my favorite parts of the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference (and there are MANY!) is meeting promising new writers. As a matter of fact, I sponsor a contest every year, through my Christian Editor Connection, called the Ethel Herr Most Promising Writer of the Year Award. This year’s winner is a gal I […]