News & Updates

Here’s the Thing About Epilepsy

March 20, 2017

This is a hard post to publish. I rarely speak about personal matters on this blog, and I don’t plan on changing that, but fact that I am afraid to publish this post tells me I need to. There’s a fear in telling someone you have epilepsy, an assumption you will be judged. And there is fear for those around you when they find out you have epilepsy. In publishing this post I hope to stamp out some of the fear for all of us (fist pump).

March 26th is Purple Day, a day to raise awareness about epilepsy. I wrote an article about my epilepsy story and posted it on Medium in honour of Purple Day. You can read it on Medium, or below.

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Writing Tips

The Best Writing Advice I’ve Received So Far

October 1, 2015
Purple flowers in a field

Over the past few years of reading about writing, taking courses, and a mentorship, and actually writing, I’ve been given a ton of advice…about writing. Here are the most useful tips I’ve received so far. I really wish I could attribute more than one of these, but I’ve heard them from so many sources it would be unfair to credit just one writing genius.

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Writing Tips

When Are You a Writer?

June 9, 2013
Blue typewriter on a desk with a notebook and a plant

This morning I found myself thinking about titles in the book industry. When are you a writer? When are you an author? Are you a writer when you decide you are? Are you an author once you self-publish or once someone decides to publish your work for you?

I admit I have less trouble with the title of “writer.” If you write stuff down on paper with the intent to show other people, you’re a writer to me.

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How Much Does Editing Cost?

June 2, 2013
Copyeditors Handbook

Ever wonder how much editing costs? The cost of editing is by far the question authors ask me about most often. I feel a little like I’m giving away a trade secret by talking about this, but in reality, the average cost of editing can be found on many sites, and it’s almost impossible to predict because (as you’ll soon see) there are so many variables to consider. If you are interested in how editing costing works, read on!

Most editors that I’ve met price a project based on four factors:

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