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What Novelists Can Learn from Screenwriters

What Novelists Can Learn from Screenwriters

Some of my favorite writing resources weren’t written by novelists or for novelists; they are the books written by screenwriters for plotting a movie. These books have some of the clearest, most helpful words ever written on the subject of plots.

Big Day! Our 10th Anniversary!!!

Big Day! Our 10th Anniversary!!!

Today is a big day for this little old blog. On this day exactly, ten years ago, I began blogging about editing for a small press over on Blogger.

To Write or Not To Write: Making Decisions

To Write or Not To Write: Making Decisions

This morning was the perfect morning. I woke up and my husband and son were out of town. I didn’t have a bunch of pressing emails, and I’m fairly caught up on both my CBAY work and the online marketing class I’m taking.

For once, I had free time. FREE TIME!!!

On the Road Again, Again

On the Road Again, Again

Today I hit the road on my way to the annual Texas Librarians Association conference. I love conferences like this. It's the kind where I'm not a speaker, not really an exhibitor, and I'm not a conference attendee. Basically, it's a trip where I get to hang out with...

Do’s and Some Don’t’s of Submitting

Do’s and Some Don’t’s of Submitting

Last week I got a submission. On the face this isn't so odd. I get submissions all the time even though we aren't taking unsolicited manuscripts over at CBAY right now. It wasn't even unusual that this manuscript wasn't for the kind of children's book that we publish...

Book Review: Giants and Ogres

Book Review: Giants and Ogres

Purchase: IndieBound | Amazon | Barnes & Noble Paperback, Anthology, Fairy Tales $9.95 Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks Ebook, Anthology, Fairy Tales $4.99 Clever and daring, the artful reimaginings in this delightful collection of ten new...

Book Review: One Thousand Words for War

Book Review: One Thousand Words for War

Purchase: IndieBound | Amazon | Barnes & Noble Paperback, Anthology, Fantasy & Science Fiction $9.95 Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks Ebook, Anthology, Fantasy & Science Fiction $4.99 Imaginative and original, One Thousand...