Words

An Editor Thinks About Words

One of the things that editors tell authors is if they aren’t sure about the proper usage to be sure they are consistent. An example is if an author is not sure how to use italics according to a particular publisher’s policy, just be consistent so it will be easy for the publisher to make adjustments. However, this week I’ve been reading a manuscript which frustrated me even though there is consistency.

In this manuscript there are many references to where people are worshiping.

Let Your Characters be Naked

In the genre of Christian Romance, we are told to keep our characters clothed and appropriate at all times. However, as I was listening to a sermon on Genesis, chapter two, last weekend, I started thinking about how important it is for our characters to be naked, based on verse twenty-five – “And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.” (NKJV)

Ok, before everyone faints from the shock or starts writing me emails, let me explain. True love only occurs when we are totally honest and totally vulnerable with each other.

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