I would be curious to know if anyone out there could help me interpret a dream I had last night. I’ve always had strange dreams, but this one takes the cake! It was one of those kind of long dreams that starts out plausible and gets weirder as it goes. Continue reading →
I think flashbacks are overrated. One well-placed flashback per book is OK, if it gives background to your story, but it’s best to try to avoid jumping back and forth too often. It can be very disorienting to your reader.
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When someone asks if I will edit their manuscript for them, I first tell them to send me several pages which I will edit for free. Then I can give them an estimate of what I will charge for the whole book. I had a prospective client send me an action scene out of a book he was writing. For privacy, I won’t tell character names or the name of the writer, but here is a brief description of the action: