Category Archives: advice
Chris is very matter-of-fact about it — she has to do what she has to do, and if things do get changed back, he’ll never know. In the meantime, he wants to have as much time with her as he … Continue reading
People write what they want to be true, because that’s what they know: they’re stuck in boring or dysfunctional lives and they want out. From SIX OF THE BEST… reasons not to write what you know.
I’m publishing a book on Amazon on Monday, which led me to write this column. SIX OF THE BEST… things no one tells you about self-publishing
Here are six of the best reasons for giving up on a story — at least in my eyes. Since it’s November, and NaNoWriMo, hopefully these tips help you keep your story on track. SIX OF THE BEST… reasons for … Continue reading
Just writing your NaNo novel isn’t enough; it has to be revised, beta-read, formatted, and submitted, or else you’ll never get it published. Even self-publishing takes a lot of work. So what do you do when your story is done? … Continue reading
I’ve been part of writing groups for a few years now, and one thing I’ve learned is that they’re invaluable in getting people to critically read your work with the goal of you revising it to become the best writing … Continue reading
It’s NaNoWriMo time, when thousands of people try to bang out a 50,000-word novel in 30 days and then start submitting it to publishers without any editing or peer-critiquing, and then getting butthurt on the internet when their stories don’t … Continue reading
nevver: The Sex Scene As someone who’s written a fair amount of sex scenes… yeah, I’d say this is pretty accurate.
scribnerbooks: annadevries: cmasonwells: Elmore Leonard’s 10 rules of writing, via The Trad Know them. Love them. Amen. I remember reading this right before reading the 5th Frank Herbert Dune novel. The thing I noticed most was number 3 – Herbert … Continue reading