Editing Tip #22

Avoiding Info Dump, Pt. 1 ~ There are a variety of ways and reasons authors inadvertently dump information into certain areas of their novel: Character Setting Action Back Story Often this over-sharing happens at the beginning of the book within the first few chapters (and even more often the very 1st chapter).  I recently spoke…

Dana Point- A Hidden Gem On The Coast

When Henry Dana first set port at the headlands near Mission San Juan Capistrano, his description of the area as “the only romantic spot on the coast” could not be more true then as it is today. With a year-round temperate climate and home to luxurious resorts such as The Ritz Carlton and St. Regis,…