I wrote a book for writers.

Become a revision-savvy writer with the help of The Editor’s Lexicon: Essential Writing Terms for Novelists. It decodes, defines, and provides helpful examples of the editorial jargon used in writing workshops, critiques, and online forums. Written by an experienced editor and writing teacher, this dictionary-style reference book is a fundamental guide for writers across the spectrum of experience — from new writers learning the craft, to seasoned nonfiction writers working on a first novel, to intermediate-level authors wishing to sharpen their technical skills.

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“The writing world has waited for a crisp, clear guide for novelists equal to The Elements of Style. The Editor’s Lexicon is that book. Every fiction writer and every editor should own, read, and reread Sarah Cypher’s concise masterpiece.” –Elizabeth Lyon, freelance book editor and author of Manuscript Makeover

The Editor’s Lexicon is not only an essential tool for new writers, it’s an invaluable immersion into the realm of storytelling. It transcends its surface function as a dictionary of literary terminology to create a contextual world of meaning for writers, one that reminds us of how many variables are involved and how essential the various storytelling elements become.” –Larry Brooks, writing instructor and bestselling author

All Nonfiction in Portfolio:

The Editor’s Lexicon: Essential Writing Terms for Novelists¬†(Glyd-Evans Press, 2010)

I Got Duped by Glenn Beck, Salon.com

Get to Know the Lesbians, Salon.com

Beyond 1,001 Nights: Arab SF&F, Publishers Weekly