April 20, 2015

A couple of months ago, I posted a blog about the three most common grammar issues I see in my editing work. Today I am going to discuss three more errors that show up frequently in the books I edit.

Misuse of “That” and “Which” in Adjective Clauses

Many people use “that...

April 13, 2015

When writing a novel, we often spend a lot of time thinking about what is going to happen to our characters. Unfortunately, we don’t always spend as much time thinking about how they will respond and why they will respond that way. This is what is known as your charact...

April 6, 2015

Writers tend to fall into two camps: those who plan and outline before they write (plotters) and those who go with the flow and write by the seat of their pants (pantsers). I fall solidly into the plotter camp—I even outlined this blog post!—but I do think there are pr...

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