Let's Get Down and Dirty
Editors read these texts for fun, then get joy out of discussing and debating their points with others. It's true. It's a curse.
Let's use this space to work through specific problems. Make use of my contact form if you have a query relating to grammar, word usage, punctuation, or the specific treatment of words in a given context and I'll post an answer here.
If it's something stylistic that's giving you grief, we can talk about that here too. Let's discuss the differences between passive and active voice (and why it is sometimes more appropriate to write in one style over the other). Ask me about points of view (including point of view shifts), creating distinct character "voices," plot pacing, story arcs---anything. Send me a sticky bit from your work in progress and we can dissect it here, in this blog, for all to see.
Writing tends to be a solitary occupation, but it doesn't have to be. We are all in this together and with a common goal: to produce the best writing possible. Seem dull? It's not. Plus, I hate to break it to you, but if you are here reading this post, you are just as nerdy as I am.
Let's get down and dirty.