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Six simple steps to edit your manuscript

I’m deep in the throes of editing a book right now. It’s tedious. It’s time consuming. It’s also a critical step in storytelling. Ultimately, I think there are two levels in the editing process. Level 1 is The Narrative Flow.  It’s the part where the...

Knock ’em Dead with Verbs

There’s one thing I’m guilty of doing in my first draft, and that’s writing characters who constantly respond by smiling, frowning, nodding or shaking their heads. So, when I go back to update that draft, I try to come up with more expressive and...