|Polishing the "PUGS": Punctuation, Usage, Grammar, and Spelling Tips for Writers
In this book I share some of the most common mechanical errors I see in the manuscripts I edit. Contains rules and spellings for books (based on The Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, the US book publishing industry's standard references) as well as the different rules and spellings for articles (using The Associated Press Stylebook and Webster's New World College Dictionary, the industry standard references for newspapers and journalistic magazines).
Don't let "PUGS" errors decrease your chances of being accepted by a publisher.
Recommended in the Moody Press style guide!
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|Christian Drama Publishing: How to Write a Powerful Script & Get It Published
Helps authors write play scripts for churches, schools, and home schools, and get them published. Up-to-date information on drama publishers including contact names, guidelines, and formatting.
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|Typing without Pain
After typing in offices for about thirty years, I developed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in both wrists, DeQuervain's Syndrome in both thumbs, tendonitis in both forefingers, and a rotator cuff injury in my right shoulder. I went to several doctors and physical therapists, where I learned how to relieve the pain. I then did some research on how to prevent such injuries from occurring or getting worse.
In this book, I share tips on how to avoid computer-related injuries by finding the right equipment and furniture, setting up an ergonomically correct work area, developing healthy habits, and recognizing the symptoms of a repetitive-strain injury. I also describe warm-up, stretching, and strengthening exercises that can help muscles and tendons work to peak capacity without pain. Also included are effective ways to relieve the pain of a repetitive-strain injury.
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|Designing Dynamic Stepfamilies: Bringing the Pieces to Peace
I ghostwrote two study guides for Gordon and Carri Taylor to accompany their eight-part video series, Designing Dynamic Stepfamilies: Bringing the Pieces to Peace (published in 2003). Designing Dynamic Stepfamilies won the Silver Crown Award (2nd place) for "Best Curriculum" and the Bronze Crown Award (3rd place) for "Best Series" from the International Christian Visual Media Association. For more information, click here.
I have also ghostwritten a book for victims of abuse, a two-book series about the seven-year tribulation, a five-book series of young-adult novels, and a personal memoir.
|"Speak for Me" (coauthored with Steve Browning), published in Extraordinary Answers to Prayer: In Times of Need(Guideposts Books, 2010)|
|"The True Twelve Days of Christmas," published in A Pixel-Perfect Christmas (Pix-N-Pens Publishing, 2009)|
|"God's Calling to Write," published in Words to Write By, an anthology of author devotionals complied by Robin Bayne (Treble Heart Books, 2008)|
|"Tommy's Triumph," published in The Heart of a Mother (Bethany House, 2003)||"Tommy's Triumph," published in Rest Stops for Busy Moms (Broadman & Holman, 2003)||"Time to Pray," published in Chicken Soup for the Soul of America, 2002||"Secret Meaning Behind a Popular Carol," published in God's Abundance for Women (Starburst Publishers, 1999)||"Sizzle or Fizzle," published in A Growing Heart (Starburst Publishers, 2001)|
|"Christmas Then and Now" and "Manger 101" (coauthored with David Carl), published in Celebrate Christmas, vol. 1 (Randall House Publishers, 2007)||"Three Men and a Furnace," published in All the Best Programs for Kids (Lillenas, 2001)||"Through the Eyes of Children," published in Children's Program Builder (Lillenas, 1989)||Script collection entitled The Seven Deadly Skits, published by Eldridge Publishing, 1999||"Star Light, Star Bright," published in Let's Worship, 2001
"Manger 101" (coauthored with David B. Carl), published by Let's Worship, 1999
|"Free Time," published in Skitzophrenia by Regal Books,1989 (later reprinted as Skit-omatic)|
|"Retreat of the Sunday School Teachers" (coauthored with David B. Carl), published by Baptist Leader, 2000
"Oh, Brother," published by National Drama Service, 2000
"The Worship Service," published by Concordia Publishing, 1999
"Any Time Now" (coauthored with David B. Carl), published by National Drama Service, 1999
|I write a regular column of PUGS Pointers for the following newsletters:
|Cross & Quill (Newsletter of Christian Writers Fellowship International): "Thinking of Hiring a Freelance Editor?" published in January/February 2006 I was also the featured "Meet the Pro" in a cover interview.|
|"How to Start Your Freelance Editing Career on the Right Foot," published by The Dabbling Mum in June 2004|
|Write to the Heart (Newsletter of the American Christian Fiction Writers)
"Want to be a Freelance Editor?" published in November 2005
"Thinking of Hiring an Editor?" published in November 2005
"Understanding Point Of View," published in November 2004
|"The Hidden Christmas Message," published in Foursquare World Advance, November/December 1998 issue. Article reprinted in The Gem, August 1999, as "Secret Meaning Behind a Christmas Carol."|
|"Reservations Required," published in Light & Life magazine, November/December 1998|
CURRICULUMSunday school curriculum plan on "The Fiery Furnace," including lesson plan, teacher's guide, party suggestions, and take-home papers. Published by Christian Ed Publishers, 1999
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