Understanding the Homeschooling Market

by Jennifer Self An author has the privilege of serving others by sharing an important message, which is communicated in his own unique way. Sharing that message effectively means understanding the target market.  The market of homeschooling parents is a vast and diverse market that authors you can reach with a little research. Homeschooling families […]

Just How Big Was It? — Using Adjectives

by Belinda Forgy We all know an adjective is used to describe a noun and I don’t want to turn this into an English lesson, but I do want to emphasize how important the use of adjectives are in a story. Descriptive words are what paints the picture in your reader’s mind. You want them […]

What is the average writer missing?

by Joel Klettke As someone who both writes and manages a writing team, I’ve often wondered why some writers need very little editing or coaching while others need a whole lot just to make sense of their work. Even writers who are great with words can turn out pieces that are difficult to read or […]

An Encouraging Word from an Editor

  by Pam Lagomarsino Dear Author, First of all, congratulations on writing your book! You have accomplished what many people have only dreamed about. Only you know how much you poured your heart into your work—sweating over finding the right word, writing and re-writing, and stressing whether or not your book was worth it. Yes, […]

What? Writers don’t need editors?

by Megan Whitson Lee At a writer’s conference last year, I attended a course taught by a well-known author. The course had nothing to do with editing, but at some point during the class, the author complained about the edits he’d recently received from his publishing house’s editor. He claimed he accepted none of the […]