Author Archives: Shay Goodman



Shay Goodman

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What Do Acquisition Editors Really Want?

Featured Article: What Do Acquisition Editors Really Want?   Just what does that confounding acquisitions editor want from you? And you thought the age-old question about what women want was a stumper. Today I wanted to discuss just what it is that acquisition editors are looking for. Do you know what makes an editor choose one story over another? Well, it’s fairly simple really, but...

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30 Jul 2014
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Use Revelatory Action

We often talk about subtlety and how you should harness the power of implication in your writing, but we haven’t really talked about HOW to do that. As I’ve often stated, technically all writing is “telling”. It’s just that some types of writing are less telling than others. It’s about what you tell and what you don’t. As an author, you want to be direct,...

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22 Jul 2014
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Divas Rec: The Power of Saying No…Revisited by Denise Dukette

Divas Recommend: The Power of Saying No…Revisited by Denise Dukette   Today, I’m recommending an article from one of my favorite websites: Project Eve. If you are unfamiliar with Project Eve, I suggest you give them a look. This is a collaborative community dedicated to helping women succeed in business, and with over 500,000 members, you can bet there is some great content to be...

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17 Jul 2014
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Issues with the First Person Perspective

Divas on Writing: Issues with the First Person Perspective   I have to admit that I’m a fan of the first person narrative perspective, but it has its problems. So if you are planning to pen your upcoming masterpiece in the first person perspective, there are several things that you’ll need to look out for. Mind reading The first and biggest issue I see as...

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07 Jul 2014
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The Power of Kindness

Featured Article: The Power of Kindness   Recently I had the privilege of reading Justine Musk’s article on niceness versus kindness. This was a subject that was close to my heart without me realizing that it was. See, about five years ago I went through a metamorphosis that left the former me in a shallow grave out in the woods somewhere. What happened, you ask....

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02 Jul 2014
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Hindrances to Developing Your Writing Talent

Quick Tip: Hindrances to Developing Your Writing Talent In today’s article I wanted to discuss those things that hinder our ability to improve our writing. While practice is key to becoming a better writer, I’ve found that there are certain attitudes that can do much to keep us from reaching our full potential. And I think these are the things that keep a good writer...

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24 Jun 2014
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Divas Rec: Throwing Stones by Ammon Shea

Divas Recommend Throwing Stones by Ammon Shea   Today I’m going to recommend this guest post on the blog over at Merriam-Webster.com. Ammon Shea does a fine job of pointing out the constant evolution of the English language and gives a warning to usage dictators everywhere in the process. As an editor and a writer, I do appreciate a look into the way that words have...

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19 Jun 2014
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So You Want to Write a Love Triangle

So You Want to Write a Love Triangle   Today, I’m going to discuss the good, the bad, the ugly, and the truly vomit-inducing aspects of the oft overused love triangle. Fair warning before you read this article: I’m not a fan of the love triangle. In fact, I generally despise them to the point that reading one makes me want to spork out my...

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09 Jun 2014
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Shay’s Top 4 Most Helpful Articles on Writing

Shay’s Top 4 Most Helpful Articles on the Craft of Writing and Author Life   There are a lot of articles out there on the craft of writing and being an author, and some are better than others. Like most editors, I have my favorites. The articles that I just enjoy or the ones that I recommend again and again to authors. So today, I’m...

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04 Jun 2014
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Characters Aren’t Mind Readers

Quick Tip: Characters Aren’t Mind Readers   Back in December, Diva Lauren wrote a quick tip on how readers aren’t mind readers. Well, today, we’re going to take that a step further and discuss how characters aren’t mind reader either. 🙂 This article is for those of you who are writing in the perspective of a character instead of an omniscient narrator. There’s a part of every...

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27 May 2014
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