I would leave it all behind me, drops of paint as I walk past, made up words tossed along as easily as love for life. by C. Streetlights via @CStreetlights #Promised #Life #Healing

never promised

What good is an epiphany if I don’t act on it in my life? What good is a sudden realization if I don’t absorb it fully?  Why practice self-reflection if I won’t accept what I come to know about myself? Why desire change in my life if I won’t actually go through the work? Why seek answers if I ask …

Five Tips your editor wants you to know CStreetlights

Five Great Tips Your Editor Wants You to Know

Like many editors – or proofreaders, graphic designers, or publicists – I’ve learned a few things along the way that would benefit their clients. And while I mostly work with new authors hoping to publish their first manuscripts, I think the following tips are helpful for anyone who’s finishing up their first drafts. Use a Professional Editor This seems like …

Wendy Garfinkle shares her editing pet peeves

This is the Reason Editing Your Work is a Bad Idea

I love having Wendy come visit my blog and share her wisdom with my readers, especially when she visits as her editor persona, The Grammar Goddess. Today she is sharing a few of her editing pet peeves, carefully curated from over 15 years of experience.   I’d like to share writing no-nos (aka Turtle Editor Wendy’s writing pet peeves) I’ve …