Writing and Editing Advice

Edit Your Novel Like a Pro; Teaching writers what editors know. An online course in which you'll learn a systematic method for revising your book across ten elements of fiction.

Edit Your Novel Like a Pro Update

When I launched the Edit Your Novel Like a Pro online course in January, I never thought it would take a year to complete. But that is fibromyalgia kicking my tail once again. The course is nearly complete now, and contains about seven and a half hours of teaching—an hour …

Coming Soon: Books and Courses

You all know that I’ve had several projects back-burnered for a while now, including the second and third books in the Prophet’s Chronicle series and my online editing course for writers, Edit Your Novel Like a Pro. After leaving these idling for ages while I went about the business of, …

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When to Use Commas Between Adjectives

This question comes up often in my editing: should or shouldn’t there be commas between adjectives in a string? I hate to tell you this but … it depends. Yeah, I know, English is complicated. That’s why I’m here. I swear, we don’t make up these rules just to keep …

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