Contractions are historical, y’all

One of my pet peeves in historical novels is when authors try to make dialogue sound authentic by removing all the contractions. A natural-sounding phrase like, “I’m sure you’ll do well,” becomes the awkward and kind of comical, “I am sure you will do well.” Please don’t do this to your readers or your manuscript….

2017 Pitch Wars wish list

Welcome to my Pitch Wars wish list! This is an awesome community, and Iā€™m excited to be back and mentoring again in the adult category. Obligatory Pitch Wars GIF šŸ˜‰ My official bio: E.B. Wheeler grew up in Georgia and California. She majored in history with an English minor and earned graduate degrees in history…