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Website of author and professional editor Rachelle M. N. Shaw. Find information about her books, her editing services, and her blog, From Mind to Paper: On Writing and Editing.

From Mind to Paper: On Writing and Editing

From Mind to Paper is a blog for writers, editors, and those interested in the English language. It covers a multitude of writing topics, from punctuation and grammar to plot development, character development, and world building. In addition to in-depth articles about various writing topics, this blog also has a number of series posts, which are currently being transformed into a nonfiction series on writing.

New Site, an eBook, and a Giveaway!

Rachelle M. N. Shaw

Promotion posts aren’t usually my style, but I’ve had a lot brewing behind the scenes lately, so I wanted to share the results with you guys. First, I've redesigned my site so that you can now find my main blog, information about my editing services, and snippets from all my current writing projects all in one place. I’ve incorporated an events calendar where I’ll be posting cover reveals, Q&A sessions about writing on Twitter, giveaways, and upcoming blog topics. More book reviews and author interviews are coming this year as well.

Second, I’m happy to announce the upcoming publication of a short story of mine that I’ve been working on for the last few years. I’ve received a lot of positive feedback about the story both from magazines and beta readers, but ultimately, I’ve decided to publish it as a short e-book this spring. So here are the details!


Synopsis for "The Eyes That Moved"

Kendra is a young girl who has a knack for spotting unusual trinkets and abandoned houses that hold treasures of their own. When she meets Adam, a fellow sleuth and collector, they decide to embark on their biggest adventure yet: the Whitson house. The house is a marvel, and its secrets are even juicier than Kendra had imagined. The third and final floor of the house holds something Kendra has been waiting a lifetime for. But she may have signed on for more than she bargained. There's a darkness in the house that wasn't there before, a pair of eyes in every corner, watching, waiting for her time to come. And Adam isn't at all who he claimed to be.

A cover reveal will be made in the next few weeks, and the release date will follow. It should be available for pre-order on Amazon within the next month. It will then be available on Smashwords and other e-book retailers later in the year. I hope you guys will get the chance to check it out, and I’ll be holding another Tumblr giveaway later this year as well! The giveaway will include a free copy of my e-book and some other cool writing swag, so you definitely don’t want to miss it.

In the meantime, you can follow me on Facebook or Twitter for more updates.

Just as a quick end note, the whole reason for this blog is you guys. I know that some authors tend to get a bit overzealous with their promotion posts, and I promise I won’t be hounding you guys with those. I started this blog a few years ago to share tips, tricks, and general writing advice based on my experience as a writer and an editor, and I will continue to do that. I never could have imagined connecting with so many awesome writers, and you guys have been incredibly kind with all your messages and replies, so thank you for being such amazing followers!