3 Steps to Creating Memorable Characters

A common issue affecting writers (of fiction and nonfiction, in case you wrongly believe that nonfiction doesn’t need to read like fiction) is the inability to create strong, memorable characters with distinct character traits. Readers are not going to care about a story if they don’t care about the people in the story. I can’t tell you how many […]

Polishing Your Prose–The What, Why, Where, and Hows of Removing the Flab

I love being an editor. I love reading books and giving aspiring authors suggestions to improve their work and make it something they can be proud of. My job is tough, but it’s also rewarding; I love seeing a book move through the editing process and (hopefully) come out better in the end. There is […]