Jodie Renner is a sought-after freelance fiction editor and award-winning author of three craft-of-writing guides and two e-resources for writers and editors. She has also organized and edited two anthologies for charity.
FIRE UP YOUR FICTION offers concrete tips to tighten your prose and take your writing skills up several levels and has won three awards (two silver medals - Readers' Favorite Awards, FAPA President's Book Awards - and an Honorable Mention in Writer's Digest E-Book Awards).
CAPTIVATE YOUR READERS is all about engaging readers, bonding them with your protagonist, and drawing them into your story world through techniques like deep point of view, showing instead of telling, avoiding author intrusions, writing dialogue that zings, and generally letting the characters tell the story. It has won a silver medal in the FAPA Book Awards and is a finalist in two other book awards.
WRITING A KILLER THRILLER shows you how to engage readers by adding tension, suspense, and intrigue to any novel.
Also check out Jodie's handy, time-saving, clickable e-resources, QUICK CLICKS: WORD USAGE - PRECISE WORD CHOICES AT YOUR FINGERTIPS, and QUICK CLICKS: SPELLING - COMMONLY MISSPELLED WORDS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS, both of which you can also read on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Jodie has also organized and edited two anthologies, both for charity: VOICES FROM THE VALLEYS - STORIES & POEMS ABOUT LIFE IN BC'S INTERIOR, published Nov. 18, 2015, with all net proceeds to Doctors Without Borders Canada; and CHILDHOOD REGAINED - Stories of Hope for Asian Child Workers, out May 10, 2016.
Jodie is also a well-known blogger, and her craft-of-writing articles and other resources for writers appear on various blogs, and, occasionally, her own blog, Resources for Writers.
Jodie judges novels and short stories for various organizations, including several times for Writer's Digest. She also presents workshops at writers' conferences and to writers' groups across North America. She is a member of the Federation of BC Writers and the Penticton Writers and Publishers, and an associate member of International Thriller Writers.
Jodie, a Canadian, has had a lifelong passion for reading, especially fiction. She worked at a variety of jobs before she became an English and French teacher, received her master's degree in literature, and became a school librarian. Somewhere in there, she raised two sons, traveled to a lot of different countries and cities, and moved thousands of miles - twice.
As a freelance fiction manuscript editor, Jodie specializes in thrillers, romantic suspense, mysteries, and other fast-paced, suspenseful fiction.
When she's not editing, writing, or reading novels or books on writing compelling fiction, Jodie loves to pursue her two other passions, photography and traveling. She has traveled extensively throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East, and continues to sneak away whenever she gets the chance.