When Habits of Speech Attack!

Thanks to my hometown library's vast collection of eBooks, I've finally started reading books that were written in the twenty-first century! They sound strikingly different from the eighteenth century PDFs that I've been subsisting on since I moved to Brazil and left behind bookstores with books written in English. Part of that, I know, is stylistic, … Continue reading When Habits of Speech Attack!

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What will these 6 robots say about your writing?

The year 2016 gave us our first feature film written by Artificial Intelligence, and it was...ridiculous. While AI clearly isn't ready to join writers behind the big screen or on the library shelf, the bots are capable of extracting insight from pre-written content. In fact, you can learn a lot about your writing by subjecting it to computer analysis.  … Continue reading What will these 6 robots say about your writing?

Lessons I’ve Learned from Editing (and being edited!)

Last night, I received the final feedback about Eleanor from my editor! To commemorate the experience, I thought I would share some of the lessons I have learned from editing (and being edited!) with you all... Clarify time transitions at the beginning of the chapter. Pacing was one of my top concerns when I submitted the manuscript of Eleanor to … Continue reading Lessons I’ve Learned from Editing (and being edited!)

The 3 Friends Who Need to Read Your Book Before You Release It

The friends who read our books after we release them are great, but the friends who read our books before we release them are priceless. Their input helps us mold our books into the shapely works of art that the rest of the world gets to see. Without these friends, our books would be very different. They might even … Continue reading The 3 Friends Who Need to Read Your Book Before You Release It