National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo is about to begin. Writers all over the world will attempt to finish a 50,000 word manuscript by the end of the month. That’s a 50k word first draft — not a final, polished manuscript. I can see the motivation and anxiety all month as writers gear up to […] … Continue reading NaNoWriMo is almost here! — Sue’s Space
"Can I be blunt on this subject? If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that."--Stephen King, On Writing
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Yes! Yes! Professional proofreaders DO exist!! 😉 Great post. We’re just starting Week P in our A-Z series of writing. I’m going to talk about Proofreading today. First of all, professional proofreaders exist. These helpful individuals have trained eye that can spot errors in every line of your manuscript. From missing commas and incorrectly placed … Continue reading P is for Proofreading — Sue’s Space
"Having a likable narrator is like having a great friend whose company you love, whose mind you love to pick, whose running commentary totally holds your attention, who makes you laugh out loud, whose lines you always want to steal."--Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird
"If I had a nickel for every person who ever told me he/she wanted to become a writer but 'didn't have time to read,' I could buy myself a pretty good steak dinner."--Stephen King, On Writing
Here's a rare article that not only educates, it entertains in the process. Set aside some time to go through it carefully--you'll be glad you did. Click here: https://authorkristenlamb.com/2019/03/editing-authors-professional-edits/
So if the first word in the fourth line down always trips you up, remember: there should be "a rat" in it (separate).
"If your narrator is someone whose take on things fascinates you, it isn't really going to matter if nothing much happens for a long time. I could watch John Cleese or Anthony Hopkins do dishes for about an hour without needing much else to happen."--Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird