How do you know when you’re finished? How do you know when it’s time to let go of your manuscript and send it out, either to beta readers or to ... Read more
I’ve had a remarkable week or so, the land of both truth and fiction. First, the fiction, because in many ways that’s easier and more predictable. My manuscript is going ... Read more
I’ll be brief. Here are some really good tips about writing a novel, from a whole bunch of industry experts. Take a look!
Yes, I have done (and am doing) NaNoWriMo. So are many of my serious, well-published author friends. Why? Isn’t NaNoWriMo just a gimmick to make everyone believe they can write ... Read more
That was a phrase from Jamie Ford’s advice to writers, which I linked to in an earlier post. The metaphor—meaning going back to something you wrote long ago and revising it ... Read more
I thought about just leaving it at that. You all know exactly what I’m talking about, don’t you? It goes hand-in-hand with wanting validation, feeling unappreciated, and that pesky cousin: ... Read more
I try to be tolerant and not too pedantic when it comes to the way people use the English language. Colloquialisms are totally fine, weird punctuation, etc.—especially in quickly dashed ... Read more
If you’re an aspiring writer and you’ve explored options for working with a developmental editor, or a story coach, or any of the other titles people give someone who is ... Read more