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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13 Common Editing Tips to Clean Up Your Writing

on 18 October 0 Comment

Add commas after subordinate clauses when they start the sentence. Use a comma after a clause beginning with when, after, because, since, etc. The comma is not used when the subordinate clause follows the independent one. Remove the serial comma. This style seems more common in an article, blog, Website…

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Keep Back Cover Copy On The Front Burner

on 06 August 2 Comments

I find that many authors who I work with end up putting off and rushing what I call “the supplemental parts” of a book at the end of the editing process.  But those are also important parts—the back cover copy, the introduction, the preface, the contents page, the title…

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Write to Cultivate Gratitude and Growth

on 24 July 0 Comment

I am all about learning and growing. I think it’s because as I approached mid-life, I realized I had a choice: to become better or bitter, as the saying goes. People, after they have some life under their belt, either spend time endlessly rehashing what has gone wrong…

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Write to Wrap Up Your Week

on 23 July 0 Comment

I’m passionate about teaching people to write to help them take stock of their lives and to find their greater purpose beyond themselves. I’ve found that recording what has happened  in my life reveals God’s handiwork. Journaling helps me remember His goodness and clarifies my next steps…

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

on 22 July 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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