Editing and Publishing

On Launching a Book — Lessons in Progress 6

LAUNCHING A BOOK is not for the faint of heart — whether publishing traditionally or doing it yourself. I am reminded of this fact daily now, in my efforts to keep up with all the tasks related to launching my second memoir, Accidental Jesus Freak: One Woman’s Journey from Fundamentalism […]

5 Reasons to Self-Publish 5

SELF-PUBLISHING no longer carries the stigma it once did. Yet, for many writers, being published by a traditional publishing house still feels like the ultimate success — and the ultimate confirmation that their writing is “good enough.” There are advantages to being published (which I will discuss in a separate article), […]

Activate Your Writing with Powerful Verbs

DO YOU WANT your writing to take hold of your readers and pull them from one page to the next? Do you want to imbue your writing with more tension, movement, and power? One of the most potent ways to strengthen your writing is to use strong, precise, and active verbs […]