Why a Cowriting with the Holy Spirit Class?

on 20 August 0 Comment

The Problem Even though I’d had a successful editorial career as a managing editor, marketing manager, and creative director, something had been missing throughout my professional writing experience. My natural talent or even trying really hard—didn’t cut it at all times. More often than I would like…

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422 Writing Challenge

on 30 April 0 Comment

Who works best in spurts, and has daytime availability? Join me for an upcoming writing challenge! Write 4 days a week for 2 weeks and 2 days for 2 hours at a time. The next challenge is 5/10­–5/13; 5/17­–5/20, 5/20–5/21. We…

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The 4Cs of Editorial Evaluation

on 03 November 1 Comment

These 4Cs provide an easy way to remember the goals of editing. I hope you find it useful. An Overview: Just like the evaluation and presentation of a diamond, the most publishable, sparkling content has been evaluated, chiseled and polished using multiple criteria. The purpose of any editorial process is…

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Write to Humor Yourself—How I’m Like My Cat

on 21 August 0 Comment

OK, the honest truth is that I would not be writing tonight if it weren’t for this blog challenge. I am under the weather—not visiting with friends in from out of town eating at one of my favorite restaurants down the street and not attending my life group…

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How a Professional Editor is Like a Silversmith

on 24 March 0 Comment

A few weeks ago, one of my clients who is a book author called me a silversmith. I didn’t realize how profound—and accurate—that analogy was until I did a little more research about what a silversmith does. A silversmith holds the silver into the hottest part…

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A Near Collision Sparks A Recommitment to Write

on 28 October 2 Comments

Yesterday I missed a head on collision by a couple of seconds. A car was driving in the wrong lane down a two-lane road. I was coming around a corner—not speeding—but still going 55 miles per hour. The car veered off to a road that was about…

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