Friday: Cicero Grade Testimonial


I’m always up for a new challenge, so if you have writing that needs proofread, critiqued, or edited, please click over to my business website, Cicero Grade Editing. Enjoy this testimonial from K. Wall:

Lisa was a valuable member of the team at Shadows Express [Magazine], and the two issues she worked on with me were much better for her input. 

She helped authors realize the full potential of their stories, often creating the proverbial silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

While Shadows Express is no longer publishing, I expect that Lisa will continue to help authors succeed in the future. I anticipate seeing great things from her and her clients.

Would you like to hire me [Lisa] to edit your writing? Check out my Submission page!

Friday: Promotion

Call To Write

Because I edit fiction for a living, writing first drafts (or first-drafting) can be difficult. First-drafting is when you stifle your inner editor and just write your scene(s). It doesn’t have to be interesting, pretty, or even comprehensible. Just get it out so you have something to expand and edit later.

Think what you want about NaNoWriMo (I know I will), but one thing participants do that seems to help me stop talking about writing and actually do it is a writing sprint. Set a time limit (I usually do 15 minutes), and refuse all distractions so you can write. Just spill it all onto the page!

I’d like to host a sprint challenge here: Open a comment, post your starting time, and WRITE for 15 minutes. Post your ending time and submit! The best “entry” will be featured with links to the author’s blog or online portfolio. Good luck!

What do you think of writing sprints, or NaNoWriMo? Post a comment below!

I’m Looking for Your Novel

You read that right.

I’m a college student building a freelance copy-editing business, so when I had the opportunity to edit a friend’s completed novel, I jumped on it. The author of that YA Paranormal Thriller (of approximately 80,000 words) plans to start querying by September.

Do you have a finished novel that needs a copy-editor or beta-reader? Maybe we can talk!

Email me the first few pages, and we’ll go from there. All questions will be answered promptly.



Bring your writing to the Cicero Grade!