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NEED WRITING TIPS?

Of course you do! Everyone can benefit from helpful writing tips, whether you’re an emerging author or veteran novelist! Get expert advice from a book editor, ghostwriter, blogger and content developer with decades of experience. I’ve worked with many authors, many genres and many publications, and became an gatherer of tips, myself! I love sharing information and welcome your comments. I’ll keep adding nuggets of wisdom to help clients and potential clients well into the future. Perhaps you’d like to share some, yourself! These writing tips are inspired by questions from the authors who trust me with their manuscripts, as well as the magazine assignments I chase. Got questions? Ask me and I’ll do my best to answer.

The Query Letter — How-To Tips

It’s imperative that you put together a solid query letter if you wish to go the traditional publishing route — especially if you want a reputable publisher. Seldom are authors able to pitch directly to big (and desirable) publishers. A […]

Ghostwriter Expertise

When interviewing ghostwriters, it’s important to determine the “ghostwriter expertise” of each candidate. Be sure and ask the right questions — the information below should help. No doubt, it can be scary to trust your story to a total stranger. […]

Writers Groups

Professional writers should belong to writers groups. It’s that simple. Writing is a lifelong adventure, and learning the trends, the changes in style guides, the latest in publishing technology, and the focus on expertise is a must. But what are […]

Making Good Use of Literary Devices

I think LiteraryDevices.net is one of the most delightful resources on the planet. Oh, my gosh. It’s like a candy store for writers. The “What Are Literary Devices?” page breaks down literary elements vs. literary techniques, and I quote: Literary […]

Publishing House Imprints

Publishing house imprints serve a purpose, but many authors are unfamiliar with what that purpose is. “What’s an imprint?” I’m frequently asked. The answer is, imprints are a trade name under a larger publisher aimed at specific audiences. Think of […]

Book Script Editing

Today I’m blogging on the topic of book script editing — either turning a screenplay into a book, or turning a book into a screenplay. I thought it would be a great walk down memory lane to write about Joe […]