Making a Good Book Great
Craft of Writing

Making a Good Book Great

“But editing is hard work!” a new writer complained when I suggested she might need some help editing after I read her first chapters. “I’ve already had my mom, friend, and neighbor read my manuscript and they really like it.” When I asked the outcome of sending her manuscript to agents and editors, she answered,…

Searching for Hidden Treasure
Craft of Writing

Searching for Hidden Treasure

Have you ever written a fabulous scene, section or chapter that made you feel like you should win the Pulitzer Prize? Oh, admit it. I’m talking about those times when your writing seems to soar. The descriptive detail is so vivid you feel like you’ve stepped into the story. The dialogue and quirky and interesting—not…