Building Community with the Editors Guild

This brief post is to announce that I’ve taken on the volunteer position of Vice President of Member Services with the Northwest Editors Guild. The Northwest Editors Guild promotes the craft of editing and helps organize and educate member editors through...

The Fiction Editor: Sensibility, Craft, Art

Thomas McCormack’s The Fiction Editor, the Novel, and the Novelist (Paul Dry, 1988) is a standard guide for editors of novels. Similar (and better) works now offer a more schematic approach. I’ll review the related Self-Editing for the Fiction Writer (William...

Seattle7Writers Residency!

Happy news for the writer in me: on Monday I began a writing residency with Seattle7Writers! This means that I have my own office in Ballard for the next four months. I will use the space to focus on a short story I’ve been developing. This story is set in...