Judy Hagey

Freelance Editor - Writer

You say Estate Sale, I say…

Better Half (BH) and I had ten minutes to kill before the store opened. We could spend it in the parking lot, waiting, or, on a lark follow the sign to the Estate Sale. “Not that we need anything,” we agreed. “Just looking.” I imagined a beautiful, stately home with high-quality furnishings. Because that’s what […]

My Recent Reads

Some time ago I was challenged to read outside of my comfort zone, to explore other genres and non-Western authors. One recommendation was The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy. I checked it out on the library app Libby. (By the way, I highly recommend this app. It’s such a convenient way to access […]

Editing vs. Changing

You know you need an editor to make sure your manuscript is as clean as it can be before you submit to a publisher or agent. But you’re concerned that an editor won’t respect your voice. Will he hold you to a rigid set of rules that you may not be totally familiar with? Will […]

7 Tips on Writing Well

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National Handshake Day

“Greet one another with a holy kiss” (Romans 16:16). Now that’s a biblical injunction few Christians take seriously these days. Perhaps it’s something to ponder on National Handshake Day. The handshake, however, predates Paul’s admonition by several centuries. According to some sources, shaking hands originated with the Greeks in the fifth century BC. Tradition has […]