Craft of Writing

Edits are Murder

Since writers are notorious for giving others advice, I thought it would be fun to dig up some of the most recycled tidbits on writing […]

Craft of Writing

Five Ways to Stay Out of the Slush Pile

Deborah Raney’s four day fiction workshop at Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference this year was amazing. Delightful and engaging, she leaves you wanting more, excited […]

Craft of Writing

Fragmented Sentences

Grammar teachers hate them. Writers use them to good advantage. What? Pieces of sentences that lack something—a subject or verb—to make them complete. Fragments help […]

Book Reviews

Sin and Syntax: Book Review

Good morning, fellow writers! Let me introduce you to Constance Hale’s Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wickedly Effective Prose. Right off, Constance had me […]

Craft of Writing

Write with Active Verbs

When we write with passive verbs, we make our stories boring. Effective writers weed out forms of  the verb “to be” by choosing more active […]