7 tips for self-editing your book — Helena Fairfax

It’s time for this month’s authors’ Round Robin, and author Robin Courtright has set us another excellent topic… How do you self-edit your books before submitting or publishing? When I wrote my first novel I knew very little about the editing process. In my naivety, I thought editing involved checking for spelling mistakes and picking […] … Continue reading 7 tips for self-editing your book — Helena Fairfax

#writeright #typotyrant

For the love of Pete--enough with the twofers already...it's enough to drive a girl to drink. How hard can it be to double check your spelling before you send the menu off to the printer? And--you know it's coming--if you aren't confident in your own skills, send it along to me. I LOVE this stuff. … Continue reading #writeright #typotyrant

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

The Best Writing Advice You’ll Ever Get — Andrew Joyce

There is one bit of advice that I have for aspiring authors. And that is, if you want to write well, you must read. Reading to a writer is as medical school is to a doctor, as physical training is to an athlete, as breathing is to life. Think of reading books as taking a […] … Continue reading The Best Writing Advice You’ll Ever Get — Andrew Joyce

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

The trouble with using long words…Stephen King QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

The trouble with using long words…Stephen King QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes) https://miraprabhu.wordpress.com/2018/06/10/the-trouble-with-using-long-words-stephen-king-quotes-for-writers-and-people-who-like-quotes/ — Read on miraprabhu.wordpress.com/2018/06/10/the-trouble-with-using-long-words-stephen-king-quotes-for-writers-and-people-who-like-quotes/

Tricking yourself into writing — The Cat’s Write

by Claudia Blood I’m not sure about the rest of you, but I have to trick myself into writing. Yes, I want to be a writer, but writing is HARD. Daydreaming about stories is almost as satisfying as writing them down and far easier. There’s none of that messy grammar or infestation of typos or […] … Continue reading Tricking yourself into writing — The Cat’s Write

How Not To Be A Writer — Life Is Fiction

Have you ever noticed how many “How To Be A Writer” guides are floating around the internet? Have you seen all the articles about what being a writer means, detailing tips to fit the bill, sharing the holy guidelines you have to follow to truly be able to classify yourself as a “Writer”? Not that […] … Continue reading How Not To Be A Writer — Life Is Fiction