Welcome to the first week of my 2017 readthrough of The Chicago Manual of Style. All year long, I’ll be reading the 16th edition of this classic style guide, and posting my thoughts here. Before I get started, I do want to make one thing clear: as important, as historic, and as trusted as The Chicago[…]
Tania Walsh, writing as T.F. Walsh, is a best-selling paranormal and fantasy romance author that recently hired me for one project, and then another, and then two more! She has such sweet things to say about me, too: I’ve just starting working with Cuinn Edits on my newest paranormal romance series, and I am beyond impressed[…]
It’s good to have goals, and a big one of mine is going to be met in 2017. I am going to read the entire 1,026 pages of the 16th Edition of The Chicago Manual of Style, and share my thoughts here each week. I’ve used various editions of CMoS over the years — both as a[…]
There are two facts about hiring an editor which are equally true: a professional editor can substantially improve your book, and hiring a professional editor to do a full range of edits is a cost not every author can afford. Sadly, too many authors think this means they can get away with hiring an amateur at cut-rate[…]
I got a great email from a client last week, and with his permission, I’m sharing it below. Carrie, After some thought I’ve decided to do a massive top-to-bottom rewrite of my novel*. I’ve never been truly happy with the result, and have decided to go back to the original premise. Plus your notes are[…]
November means NaNoWriMo for huge numbers of writers, and if you’re one of them, take a look at the 5 tips that most help me when I’m trying to get words on the page: If you can’t write, sleep. This is the rule I live by, and convincing myself to do it has resulted in[…]
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