Category Archive: editors

Aug 09

New Magazine Series by The Red Pen Coach Team!

Cover of RWR August 2016 edition

We are so happy with Redefining Success, the first part of our series on putting the joy back in your writing, appearing in the August edition of the Romance Writers Report! In this new five-article series, authors and editors Nancy Cassidy and Donna Alward show you how to bring the joy back into your writing—and how …

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Mar 18

We’re Growing!

The Red Pen Coach is growing again! We are so happy to announce three new editors joining our forces! Welcome to Shirley Jump, who has joined us as a content/developmental editor, and romance specialist. Her full bio can be found on the ‘Our Editors’ page, but Shirley is a talented romance author, having published over sixty …

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Dec 30

Character Cheat Sheet Workshop

In January, I’m giving an online workshop for the San Diego RWA chapter called “Character Cheat Sheet: Shortcuts to Writing Multi-Dimensional, Empathetic Characters”.  It’s one of my favourite workshops because I believe the strength of any story begins with characters that the reader can relate to; characters who aren’t cardboard cut-outs or stereotypes.   That’s …

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Aug 11

The Learning Curve of a New Editor

  A few months ago I joined The Red Pen Coach as a content editor. I was (and am!) really excited about it, and I put myself in Nancy’s more-than-capable hands for some guidance as I began my first projects. In some ways, it felt like putting on comfortable shoes, or fleecy pajama pants. I …

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