In honor of the first anniversary of the launch of my Proofreading Secrets book, I thought my readers might like to know more about the authors who contributed tips to the book. This week’s guest is Anita Higman, the best-selling and award-winning author of forty books.
“Oh, no,” I groaned from the backseat of the car. “I lost a benitoite.” “What’s a ba-nee-toe-ite?” my five-year-old goddaughter questioned, always eager to learn new words. I stared at the ring on my right hand, which—last time I checked—had two royal-blue stones in it. The forefinger of my left hand caressed the empty setting. […]
As we once more enter into the season of celebrating the birth of our amazing Savior, may I encourage you to consider writing a short fiction story related to Christmas? I’m putting together a series of compilations of short fictional stories, accompanied by Life Applications to help readers glean scriptural truths from those stories. Each […]
To tighten your manuscript, do what I call a Scissor Edit. Cut out everything that doesn’t absolutely need to be in the manuscript. The tighter the writing, the more publishers—and readers—will like it. Here are a few ways to cut. Look for more next week!