In my day job, I edit a scholarly journal. Potential authors submit an article for consideration. I read it, and it is also anonymously reviewed by members of my editorial board. Then I write back to the author with a recommendation for or against publication, along with comments about the article and specific suggestions for […]
Hello! Today I’m out of town on a business trip to Salt Lake City, but earlier this week I wrote a guest post for Author Culture Blog on “Narrowing Your Focus.” You can check it out here. Happy Thursday!
I know this seems like a ridiculous problem to even have to mention, but the truth is that I have edited books with no dialogue. This is a serious problem. Of course, if you’re writing a science textbook, you probably don’t need to add dialogue. But for the purposes of this post, I’m going to […]
When writing a story, be it fiction or non, the timeline plays a vital role. It can singlehandedly excite or bore readers, and yet so many authors don’t spend enough time making sure their timeline is perfect. Considering timeline and story arc, there are, of course, writing devices used to go back or forward in […]
It’s easy to think that you should write how you speak. After all, we talk and we write, so shouldn’t we write how we talk? This belief is especially true in nonfiction; and to narrow the field even further, I find this to be particularly true for those who are pastors, counselors, and public speakers by […]