**Warning - About to climb on a soapbox** I receive messages and people tag me on Facebook asking questions. Totally cool - I love helping people whenever I can. One of the most common complaints I see on FB is about reach stats. What do you mean … [Read more]
Facebook Shut Down My Profile!
I received the above frantic message from an author this week looking for help. Unfortunately there wasn't much I could do because I don't have the Zuck on speed dial. The author, in hindsight, had a few ideas on why that happened but bottom line - … [Read more]
Ready, Set – FAIL
What if God's plan for your new ministry, new job, new relationship is for it to fail? What do we do with that? Sorry I haven't blogged for a while. I'm reading through the book of Isaiah with my mentor. We've never been to seminary. We're not … [Read more]
5 Substantive Editing Tips For Pantsers
What is substantive editing? There are different levels of editing and most writers only concern themselves with the last level of editing - copy editing. This is the nitty-gritty one word at a time editing where you're checking spelling and grammar. … [Read more]
What Does Your Writing Cost You?
The very best writing we'll ever do is the kind that forces you to rally your courage, expose yourself emotionally, by putting your thoughts and opinions out for critique whether it's pitching an agent, in a blog post, an article or book. But that's … [Read more]
What is Character Voice?
We all know our main characters well – at least in our own heads. The trouble is making them seem as real and 3D on the page as they are in our mind’s eye. Because a great well-rounded character doesn't have to be well liked, attractive, or do heroic … [Read more]
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