To Tip or Not to Tip? That is the Question

To Tip or Not to Tip? That is the Question

This week editor Ellen Larson shares her thoughts on the value of Top-Ten-Tips-Type lists for writers. Ellen has been a freelance substantive / content editor since 1987. She is the editor of the Poisoned Pencil. And the Answer Is So there’s an email sitting in your...
Multiple Reasons to Avoid Multiple POV

Multiple Reasons to Avoid Multiple POV

The blog title gives it away: I’m not a big fan of multiple POV. Except, of course, when the transitions between voices are brilliant and make my head spin with joy. I’ve even read about four multiple POV books that have had that effect on me in my life.  Your mileage...
And Now a Word from the Editor

And Now a Word from the Editor

I’m Ellen Larson, and I’m the editor of the Poisoned Pencil. Which means I’m the one who reviews the submissions, reads   those that meet our criteria, and recommend to Jessica those that I think we should acquire. Once we’ve acquired a book, I...