Resist, Resist, Resist!

Have you ever heard this maxim? Resist the urge to explain. I’ve been itching to share this phrase for months, but I couldn’t figure out how. So I decided today to just dive in an see what happens! And then see how my editor skills kick in when I really...

Antioch Writers’ Workshop

Thank you for attending the AWW Mini-Workshop on Working with an Editor. I love sharing my enjoyment of the written word with others! Isn’t language just fascinating? Detailed notes for today’s topic are here in PDF form. I’m always happy to talk...

A Manuscript With Style: Part Three

Miscellaneous Helpful Tools This is by no means a statement of how it must be done, but a good jumping off point for you. You may find that you prefer something slightly different, or altogether different even. The main thing I try to remember is to keep within...

A Manuscript with Style: Part Two

Creating a Template Last time we tackled how to create Styles, which give manuscripts a polished, professional look. I mentioned creating a template once you have your Styles mapped out. So here we go—how to create personalized templates! Firstly, you’ll want to get...

A Manuscript with Style: Part One

Creating and Using Styles Hey, psst. Over here… so hey. Do you want to make your editor happy? Like, really happy? I’ve got something that’s really gonna make her day. Actually, it’s not much of a secret, but I’ll tell you anyway, and even give you a few tips along...