TO GERUND OR NOT TO GERUND

TO GERUND OR NOT TO GERUND

Some of my line editing clients have loved starting sentences with gerunds, or words ending in “ing.” This is not terrible in itself, but as it is in writing as in everything else, balance is important.  And sometimes starting a sentence with a gerund phrase just...
DO-IT-YOURSELF WRITING RETREATS

DO-IT-YOURSELF WRITING RETREATS

This post originally appeared on the Book Marketing Tools Blog on October 20, 2016. Go here to read it. If you’re anything like me, when you read the latest writing magazine edition, you look longingly at the ads promoting retreats to write in beautiful places with...
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT – WRITE A LETTER

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT – WRITE A LETTER

When I started writing my sequel to Taming the Twisted, starting off with that book’s character’s, Abigail’s, point-of-view, essentially starting where Taming the original left off. I quickly got bored. About seven pages in, I got the idea of writing the book from one...