Editor’s Tricks

I have a trick for editing flow and finding typos. It’s guaranteed to help you see things about your story you didn’t see before. Want to know what it is? It’s reading aloud. Yeah. Is your mind blown? No? It’s okay. Reading your work aloud can bring attention to how a sentence sounds. Which, I … Continue reading Editor’s Tricks

When You Ask Someone How They Liked Your Book, and You Get the Silent Answer

After I published my first book, Devil's Blood, my coworkers graciously took turns borrowing it from the library. After the first one had finished and brought it back, I asked the dreaded question: "How was it?" She didn't answer immediately. She shifted her gaze away from me, tapped her nails on the desk, and made … Continue reading When You Ask Someone How They Liked Your Book, and You Get the Silent Answer