Taking a Break — Site Updates are On Their Way!

My revival of the blog didn’t last long, but I intend to be back in the fall, with a new look for the site and revived blogging energy. I won’t be idle over the summer, though. As well as working on my own writing, I will be revamping all my websites with a new look. I’m looking forward to the new look. Also, FLUBS2FIXES will remain open for editing and proofreading throughout the summer. If you have a need for copy editing or proofreading, either before starting the querying process, before finalizing a manuscript for submission, or before self-publishing, I’m here. Check out my services, procedures and rates. I’m here… Read More

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Sources for webinars — a boon for writers

In the first half of this year (can we be halfway through the year already?) I benefited from several webinars about different aspects of writing. A few were free, a few had a fee, but all were worthwhile. Among them were an Agents Day hosted by SCBWI Wisconsin, a webinar about writing first pages in middle grade and YA novels hosted by SCBWI-SouthWest Texas, one on writing the middle of novels entitled (Un)Stuck in the Middle presented by Lorin Oberweger and hosted by SCBWI Nebraska, a couple of webinars about revision from the Children’s Book Insider, and a couple from KidLit Nation. It was a rich time of learning. How… Read More

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Housekeeping – Privacy Policy, Cookies, and other such goodies

Thank you in advance for reading this post. It’s important that I give you this information. You may or may not be aware that updates to the European Union’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) are going into effect on May 25, 2018. These regulations affect any website or business that interacts with people in the EU. To ensure that I am complying with these regulations on my websites, I am updating my privacy and cookie policy, adding a banner to let visitors to my sites know that cookies are used to make the website visit helpful to them, and ensuring that all these things are as clear and transparent as… Read More

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The Flubs2Fixes Website is Back!

Whew. That didn’t take as long as I expected, once I knew what needed to be done. Please note that I have updated my services to include copy editing and proofreading of most nonfiction, as well as fiction. (Sorry, but I’m not equipped to handle manuscripts which feature technical, mathematical, scientific or medical terminology, equations or charts. For such manuscripts, it is best to work with someone who is knowledgeable in the specific subject.) Please see the Services page for full details. I will post on Monday about a book I’ve recently read that should be of help to those who write fiction. Stay tuned! For now, I will say… Read More

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Check Out This Resource!

I am all too aware that this blog has been sadly neglected for far too long. My apologies! Flubs2Fixes is definitely open for business, and this blog is about to be resuscitated, at least for a little while, before the summer break. I’ll have an official “I’m BACK!” post next week. I have several great books and other resources that I’m eager to share with you. What I plan to do through May and possibly June is to post about them on Mondays. If you know of any books or resources that you think I should feature, let me know in the comments (on this or any future post) and… Read More

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