Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Prompt 13

  Something about September always makes me a bit blue; I think it is the ingrained "I don't wanna go back to school" blues, despite the fact that I am A) no longer a student, B) my CHILDREN are no longer students, and C) I no longer work in the school system. And yet: the … Continue reading Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Prompt 13

Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Response to Prompt 12

Oh, for shame...I have been too long away from the pen...er, keyboard. I have been lax in my prompting duties, and for this, I offer my humble and sincere apologies to you, dear readers. But see? I make amends. Below is my response to Prompt 12; imagine if you will, two young men, arriving on … Continue reading Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Response to Prompt 12

Who Will Read Your First Draft And How Do You Help Them? — KRISTINA STANLEY

When I finished the first draft of my first novel, Descent, I was exhilarated and terrified. Exhilarated because I’d accomplished my dream of writing a novel, and terrified because I now had to share it with someone. But who? My lucky husband got to be my first beta reader. He understood how important my story … Continue reading Who Will Read Your First Draft And How Do You Help Them? — KRISTINA STANLEY

Does Reading Help Your Writing? — Rachel Poli

I agree with Rachel...to a point. If I could only consistently pay attention to the nuts and bolts of my favorite authors while reading (rather than immersing myself in the story), I'd learn so much more! One of the biggest pieces of writing advice I hear from authors and writers alike is: “Read, read, read.” … Continue reading Does Reading Help Your Writing? — Rachel Poli

Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Prompt 12

Holy fleeting Summer Solstice, Batman! My, how time flies...and here we are, already coming down the home stretch of my little prompt project here. Only three more to go--kind of makes me sad. Anyway--here y'all go (and, if you have not done so yet, feel free to check out my own responses below to the … Continue reading Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Prompt 12

When Is Revising Your Novel Like Pulling Teeth?–by Deana Coddaire

A: Pretty much all the time. At least for me, it is. And especially this particular revision, which involves completely removing a main character's POV from the storyline. Why would I take such a drastic move? Well, pull up a chair. I'll try to be brief. After finishing my novel (over FOUR years ago) and … Continue reading When Is Revising Your Novel Like Pulling Teeth?–by Deana Coddaire

Finding Ways to Progress your Writing Career — Nicholas C. Rossis

I recently came across an excellent resource for freelance writers by Laura Yates of blogging.com. Laura is a writer, coach, and podcaster who has been blogging and writing in the niches of fashion, beauty, relationships, and personal development since 2009. You Won’t Get Anywhere by Standing Still – Finding Ways to Progress your Writing Career … Continue reading Finding Ways to Progress your Writing Career — Nicholas C. Rossis

#getpublished – 7 things agents and publishers take for granted — Rosie Johnston

Before you send out your draft, let’s take a moment to step inside the minds of professional agents and publishers. Imagine them on their Monday morning commute hoping that today maybe … maybe … they’ll find the Next Big Thing in the book world. They know what they’re looking for and in a way they […] … Continue reading #getpublished – 7 things agents and publishers take for granted — Rosie Johnston

When Writing Advice Becomes Too Much — K.M. Allan

This wonderful post spoke to my soul...enjoy! First, let me say I understand it’s ironic to write a post about writing advice being too much on a blog about writing advice, but I’m going to be as ironic as Alanis Morissette—and as bad as that dated reference—and write about it anyway. Most likely to the … Continue reading When Writing Advice Becomes Too Much — K.M. Allan