Suzanne Hartmann is a homeschooling mother of three and wife to a wonderful, supportive husband. When not writing or homeschooling, she loves to scrapbook and do Bible studies, and of course, reads voraciously. She is the author of the upcoming e-book, Write This Way: Take Your Writing to a New Level, scheduled to release in September. She is also the author of The Race that Lies Before Us , a Christian suspense novel available next year through Oak Tara. On the editorial side, Suzanne is a contributing editor at Port Yonder Press and operates the Write This Way Critique Service.
WRITE THIS WAY: TAKE YOUR WRITING TO A NEW LEVEL
For years, I have been a resource person for our local homeschool group. If someone has a question about a particular curriculum or teaching style, I have most likely used it, seen it, read about it, or know someone who has information about it.
After I’d been writing for a couple of years, I found myself slipping into the position of resource person again. I had gained so much knowledge from others, made so many mistakes, and learned from finding and fixing those mistakes (over and over and over), that I could answer most questions about grammar or fiction writing style or knew where to look up the answer.
Because so many others helped me along the way, I wanted to give back. So I wrote blog posts to , pass along the many lessons they had taught me. Over time, I wrote over a hundred articles, but because there are so many that it takes effort to sift through them to find everything available about a specific topic. This realization birthed the idea to consolidate the articles into an easy-to-use e-book so authors could have all of the information at their fingertips as they write and revise.
In Write This Way: Take Your Writing to a New Level, I cover everything from basic issues such as dialogue formatting and punctuation to the deeper issues of point of view and showing vs. telling to overarcing issues such as character goals and motivation. The end result is a book that guides the new author along the path of writing a novel and a resource book for more experienced writers.
It is my hope and desire that authors will grow and learn from the advice they find in Write This Way, and that they too will make their way to publication. For more information, please click here: WRITE THIS WAY: TAKE YOUR WRITING TO A NEW LEVEL
In keeping with the theme of helping other authors, I am offering to each person who comments a free copy of the Revision Checklist from Write This Way, so please include your e-mail address in your comment. As a special offer, I am also offering to anyone who pre-orders the e-book a free 2-page evaluation of your writing (no money pre-payment necessary). Just mention this in your comment.
Thank you for hosting me here, Susan. I appreciate your dedication to your blog and helping other writers through your posts on the craft of writing.