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Richard Fox Won a Dragon Award — I’m His Editor!

Richard Fox writes military sci-fi novels, and I’ve been editing his books for years now, from the beginning of the Ember War series to the new Albion Lost and Iron Dragoon series he’s currently writing. I am so excited to report that Iron Dragoons won the Dragon Award for Military Sci-Fi or Fantasy Novel! Richard…
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You’re the author. I’m the editor: Respecting the difference

Hey, writers … ever wondered what would happen if you and your editor didn’t see eye to eye on every aspect of your book? This post is for you. I recently–and successfully–finished editing a romance with some magical realism elements. My client’s happy and moving on with publication, but I can’t tell you how many…
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A Writing Lesson: The Drifter (A Peter Ash Novel) – Incorporating Sarcasm

I wrote a post a while ago discussing the importance of being an active reader if you’re a writer. Please notice, I said “active” reader—not just a reader. If you want to read actively, you need to pay attention to the way a writer writes. You need to notice the subtle as well as the…
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A Writing Lesson: All the Light We Cannot See – Using Metaphors Well

In an earlier post, I shared with you some great examples of similes from Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel. (ICYMI, you can find the post here.) Why am I talking about Doerr’s use of figurative language? Because the man writes mind-blowing phrases—he won a Pulitzer, for heaven’s sake Because figurative…
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A Writing Lesson: All the Light We Cannot See – Using Similes Well

As writers (and editors helping writers), we’re always looking for new ways to say things that have been said before. When we use words and phrasing to create images, we’re using figurative language, and in the figurative language realm are metaphors, similes, and personification. It’s not too awful hard to come up with examples of…
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