Welcome to my blog—with a book editor’s insights on
tough-to-solve writing problems!
You’ll find a large cache of articles here, filed by interest category. (See list on right).
To help you locate the articles most relevant to you, here are some recommendations to start your reading …
If you’ve finished your manuscript:
Writing Your Author Bio Page
Crafting an Irresistible Book Title
Branding Your Book with Your Book Title and Cover
Writing Your Book’s Back-Cover Copy
How to Get Endorsements for Your Book
Does Your Book Need a Graphic Designer?
If you’re a nonfiction author:
Nonfiction Authors: What Person or Voice Should You Write In?
The Difference between You and John Grisham
Does Your Book Need an Introduction, Preface, or Foreword?
Rhythm and Sound: Two Secret Keys to Exceptional Prose Writing
Does Your Nonfiction Book Need Footnotes?
If you’re a novelist:
How to Write Emotional Scenes that Aren’t Sappy
Does Your Novel Need a Prologue?
Writing Your Novel: Forego Irrelevant Description
How to Create Memorable Characters for Your Novel
How to Structure Your Novel
Novel-Editing Services: What to Expect, What to Watch Out for
Those are just for starters.
There are many more articles, which you’ll find by searching the categories. Happy reading!
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