A few weeks ago I was asked to expand on ‘telling’ emotions in prose, vs ‘showing’ emotion through Deep POV. Buckle up, buttercups.  Telling emotion in prose: He was angry Showing emotion in prose: An angry flush stained his cheeks and he balled his fists.In the first example, we name the emotion, but also show …

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  Hi folks. I’ve seen so much misinformation out there regarding editing–what the different kinds of editing entail, and/or that every edit includes copy editing, line editing, proofreading, developmental editing, or a combination of all of these very different services. Today, let’s discuss the top 3 kinds of edits, starting with the most important, and …

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There are so many posts circulating from bloggers and agents concerning the opening chapter of a manuscript — cut the first twenty-five pages, start with conflict, no prologues, no tropes, no cliches… If you’re ready to tear your hair out, then read on, because I’m about to cut the noise, and break the opening chapter …

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