April 30, 2013

Light at the End of the Editing Tunnel

Oh goody, proofreading! This joyous response to spelling, grammar and punctuation check can only come from someone who's been in the editing tunnel for weeks.
March 28, 2013

Why Isn’t the Book Published YET?

"Gosh, I thought you'd be published by now". Here's why I'm glad I'm not. Because it would mean that my publisher isn't putting much effort into my book.
February 7, 2013

About Editorial Notes

After the phone call with my editor about her notes, I have way more confidence about editing. Now there’s guidance and direction, and some pretty practical ideas about how to proceed.
January 25, 2013

Interview: Lisa See

Bestselling author Lisa See talks about her busy writing and non-writing life, how she was inspired to write her first thriller, the importance of research, and dishes out great advice to aspiring writers.
January 19, 2013

The Flower Net

Book review and analysis of writing technique. It was news to me that Lisa See had written a trilogy of thrillers set in China. And they are great. Book review on Flower Net, the first of the Red Princess mysteries.
December 15, 2012

Interview: David Wong

David Wong, creator of the ground-breaking graphic novel Escape to Gold Mountain talks about arm-wrestling with his editor, the Chinese connection with First Nations people, and what he wishes he had known before starting this project.