Monthly Archives for June 2023

Book Review: Such Kindness by Andre Dubus III

“I used to be something, I guess. But I’m trying to let go of all that.” Tom Lowe always thought everything would be all right as long as he worked hard enough. He had a wife and son, a home he’d built with his own hands, a future that seemed within reach, despite the nagging […]

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Five Reasons Copyediting Takes More Time Than You Might Think

People are often surprised by the time it takes to copyedit manuscripts, probably because they have a sense of how long it takes to read a book of similar length. But copyediting does take longer—much longer—and authors and readers benefit from the hours upon hours copy editors dedicate to their craft. (This post refers largely […]

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Scene It First Interview with Deborah Halverson (Ep. 5)

On May 24, 2023, YA author Deborah Halverson joined me for the fifth episode of the Scene It First series, sponsored by Fictionary. In this series, I speak with bestselling, award-winning authors to talk about first scenes, share secrets of writing craft, and celebrate the stories that thrill and inspire us all. In this episode, […]

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