December 7th, 2016

Your Story as a House

Tiffany Yates Martin

(In the past two months, I’ve shared my revision process with you here at Writers in the Storm as I’ve moved through the suggestions Tiffany has made. Today, she shares what she does in her job working with authors, like me, as a professional editor. -Fae)

My husband doesn’t want me to be on […]

November 2nd, 2016

Final Pass Edit Fun

Last month I wrote about editing 1200 pages in 12 weeks. Today, I give you Part Two of my revision journey for the first book I plan to self publish.

Late Friday night I will send The Book back to Tiffany Yates Martin for her third and final pass. Sometimes I think, “Good! Then I can […]

October 5th, 2016

How I Edited 1200 Pages in 12 Weeks

First, I am not crazy. Well, not that way.

I’ve finished four manuscripts; all have finaled or won in several contests. I’ve sent out a dozen queries, maybe more, thanks to Laura Drake. The two books I thought were most salable, have been requested and sent to a handful of agents and editors in […]

September 7th, 2016

Fortune Cookies and Seven Ways to Use Them in Your Writing

Today’s your lucky day!

I love fortune cookies. From cracking them open, to pulling out the slip of paper, to reading the fortune, to eating the sweet crunchy thing—I love everything about them. I always smile when I find saved fortunes (a recent “found” cache led to this post) whenever I go through an […]

August 3rd, 2016

Golden Lines from RWA 2016

Years ago, an instructor at the UCI Writing Project taught me how to identify the “golden lines” in a lesson, article, or book. Golden lines are the phrases, the ideas, the “takeaway” from whatever you’re learning in life. Since then, after I attend a class or workshop, I review my notes and handouts, marking the […]