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What is Black & White and Read all Over? Jumpin’ the Rails!

  Once we accept our limits we go beyond them.—Albert Einstein Einstein’s life story serves as a wonderful reminder that we are capable of going beyond the limits set by others and sometimes ourselves!  Minutes after I received news that my novel went to press you’ll not believe who came to my door—the great-great granddaughter of… Continue reading What is Black & White and Read all Over? Jumpin’ the Rails!

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The Editor’s Pen like the Surgeon’s Knife Brings Health to the Body

"You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what's burning inside you, and we edit to let the fire show through the smoke." - Arthur Plotnik – The Elements of Editing I knew about editing. I’d taken JM 101 - three months of rules on writing and editing -- a required course… Continue reading The Editor’s Pen like the Surgeon’s Knife Brings Health to the Body

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Go Ahead, Judge This Book by its Cover!

The old expression, "don't judge a book by its cover" has made its way through time, convincing us all that we should press on past the cover when choosing friends and books. The truth is that we don't go outside our homes without at least fixing our "cover" so it's presentable.  The same is true… Continue reading Go Ahead, Judge This Book by its Cover!