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Passive Vs. Active Verbs

BLOGGER: KATHY IDE Coordinator of the Mount Hermon Christian Writers’ Conference Critique Team Freelance Editor   PASSIVE VS. ACTIVE VERBS Wherever possible, strive to use strong, precise verbs rather than weak, vague verbs. Instead of saying, “They were...

Can Bunnies Pray?

BLOGGER: CRYSTAL BOWMAN   CAN BUNNIES PRAY? Children’s authors often use animals as the main characters in their stories. Anthropomorphism, also known as personification, is attributing human characteristics to anything other than a human being. Using...

Getting Started with Novellas

BLOGGER: JOANNE BISCHOF Joanne Bischof will serve as a fiction mentor in the Pre-Conference Next Level Clinic, teach an Afternoon Workshop, and serve on the Critique Team at the 2016 Mount Hermon Christian Writers’ Conference. GETTING STARTED WITH NOVELLAS...
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