Updated: May 13
I've learned (and relearned) numerous things about writing over the past two years. There are a great deal of grammatical rules and suggestions for the American-English written language, and I had forgotten many of them. With help from the internet and two critique groups, I've been re-introduced to words, phrases, and punctuation rules, like: past perfect, passive voice, and (a brand-new one for me) the em dash. What's an em dash, you ask? Dictionary.com defines it as: "an incredibly versatile punctuation mark that can be used instead of parentheses, commas, colons, or quotation marks in a sentence. The em dash (—) sets off a word or clause and adds emphasis." Emphasis! I love adding emphasis to my stories, and I'm glad to have become acquainted with this flexible punctuation.
So what's the exciting news?
Well, I've taken all of my new-found "writerly knowledge" and applied it to my earlier works. The exciting news is that I’ve been diligently working on a more descriptive rewrite of THE ELEPHANT AND THE DRAGON for you—and it's dropping next month! Yay!
Stay tuned for a teaser of the updated book cover. :)