Spelling, Grammar, and Facebook

Before you post, check what you’ve written.

It’s only a social media post. But it carries your name, and you want to build credibility as an author.

Before public speakers step on stage, they check they don’t have broccoli in their teeth or TP stuck to their shoe. It’s hard enough to deliver … Continue reading

Yes, I’ll Edit Your Sample Chapters

Send an agent only your best work.

The author had finished his novel, but knew it wasn’t quite ready to send to an agent. He wanted the sample chapters in his proposal to make a great first impression—and he’d get one chance.

So he asked if I’d help. Would I edit just his … Continue reading

Invite People In

Will your opening turn browsers into buyers?

On a recent trip through Germany, we made a lot of restaurant choices. But before we stepped inside, we checked the front window for the menu.

Not just any restaurant would do. With two young children, we wanted a restaurant that offered a children’s menu or … Continue reading