Doctor’s Orders

I suppose that since I am on a Doctor Who rant, I might as well share this meme I found on figment.com. I was spending less time on my manuscript and countless hours watching Doctor Who late into the evening. Well yes, as a matter of fact I did feel guilty, but in my defense, sometimes it…

The Doctor Darcy: My Favorite Things

Would you read this book? As an avid fan of Jane Austen and a slightly obsessive Whovian, I’m pretty sure my poor children wouldn’t see much of me for some time. I have been known to seamlessly go from binge watching Doctor Who on Netflix to picking up my tattered copy of Pride and Prejudice–all…

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…