Edits By Knight

Line Edit: "Holding the Stars"
By Heather Stephens

     Holding the Stars is Heather Stephens’ debut novel, a contemporary romance with lots of heart. I was immediately engaged as I started reading it. Heather’s writing style gives the reader a lot of details to feed the imagination, without too much exposition.

     Heather and I actually attend the same church, and when I started editing she read about it on Facebook and contacted me. She wasn’t quite ready yet at the time, but when she finished up she sent me the first part (one of four) and we got to work.

     Heather is one of those rare authors who has a firm grip on the principles of grammar and punctuation, so, apart from a few instances of awkward phrasing, there wasn’t a whole lot to do on the proofreading front. Heather was mostly looking for anything she’d missed plot-wise, and opinions on character development. We communicated back and forth quite a bit, talking about various story points, and by the time I finished we had developed a much closer relationship. She is currently working on the sequel to Holding the Stars and has promised to return when she has finished!

     Make sure to check out Heather’s website here!