End of the Day…

At the end of the day, when we’re slipping away, I wonder if we’ll wonder what we did today. My daddy always asked, did you leave it better than you found it? When I’m hurtling to my death, I’ll wonder that. Did I leave this earth better than I found it? If we all leave this earth better than when we found it, this world would be a lovely place. What am I doing right now to leave the world better than I found it? What did I do today? We all know that the sum of our days equals … Continue reading End of the Day…

Editor’s Tip: How NOT to Choke Your Own Sentences

Authors make some pretty terrible mistakes over and over again. I would know, I’m an author. But I’m also an editor for a small publishing company. Here’s one common writing mistake that can mean the death of a novel.   “Let’s jumble this sentence, add as many words, commas, etc, but not in the right places, and make this sentence as long as possible because, well, I don’t really know why, but I forgot I was still on the same sentence.” Watch your words. A few EXQUISITE words are a whole lot better than a bucketload of kinda-okay words. One of … Continue reading Editor’s Tip: How NOT to Choke Your Own Sentences