Effective immediately, Scienda Editorial will be taking work only from a core selection of existing clients. Specifically, if you have worked your way to reputable traditional or self-publication, if I told you […]
It seems that Gmail’s “intuitive filters” had arbitrarily decided, at some point around three months ago, that emails from my two websites (one of which is this one) were stuff that it just wasn’t going to show me anymore. So, instead of letting them into my inbox, it filtered and deleted. And I missed out on connecting with you.
Each character is a smaller story of varying length. Each rules their own little self-appointed kingdom.
But how long is each lesser character’s story? How does it intersect with the main character’s story for best effect? What do we even mean by “best effect”?
…then you might not be a one-book writer. Kristine Rusch’s post on the difference between career writers and those without a bigger plan made me say, “Yes! This, this, this!” (For interest’s […]
There’s a rule of thumb in teaching writing that the semicolon should just plain be avoided. One editor told me it comes off as too “scholarly,” which is polite-speak for “nerdy.” A […]
“What do you think a professional editor’s payscale should be?” Dave Bricker writes about the skillset involved in good editing. He says: “This kind of professional is difficult to come by—this editor […]
My colleague Linda Yezak has an excellent post about certain fads of writing style advice and how they can mess with good mechanics and clarity. If you’re stuck between your instincts, your […]