I have discovered a thing about how I write. Now, if I can just remember it I think I can make use of it. I can’t write the story AND the emotions at the same time. I keep getting stuck and I couldn’t figure out why. I’d be rolling along until there was an emotion,… Read More Writing Wednesday: Getting the emotions down
I’ve been making steady-ish progress on the Half-Life of a Soul (HLOAS) series. It has been very slow, though. While yes, any progress is good, I don’t want to take a decade to write “the end” when I already know exactly how this story will end, how the spin-off story will open and end, and… Read More Freeform Friday: Author in action
It doesn’t matter where you are in your writing career, you need feedback on your writing. You need editing and you need beta readers. I see a lot of people online worrying about having their work stolen. It’s a valid concern, of course. It isn’t half so common as some believe, though. There are sites… Read More Writing Wednesday: Newbie Pitfalls: No Feedback
Write, revise, write, revise, write, edit, revise, edit, edit, edit…. There’s a cycle I hate to get stuck in! I wonder how many people would be published if they could break clear of it. With three books published and one in beta, I thought maybe what I’ve learned might help someone else. I’m not a… Read More Writing Wednesday: My editing/revision process
I had to stop working on the second book of the Half-Life of a Soul series for a little bit. (No, I have no titles for the individual books. I will eventually think of something clever, but for now, ha. haha. no.) The reason wasn’t that I was driving myself to perfection. For once, it… Read More Writing Wednesday: The First Draft
I mentioned last week that I fell into the writing space and as per usual, that meant nothing else got done. A big chunk of that time was spent editing and restructuring these first ten chapters. I might be strange, but I’ve had to admit to myself … I kind of like the self-editing process.… Read More Writing Wednesday: Editing and Revisions
Ah the joys of editing. Please excuse me while I slam my head into my desk a few more times. As much as I hate editing, I keep finding myself in a place where I enjoy it. As an introspective person, it’s like doing a self-check. Am I doing the best I can? Where can… Read More Writing Wednesday: Editing the First Draft
I admit it, there are times when I’m writing and I absolutely cannot brain whether to use lie or lay. It’s simple, but then I made a mistake before. Am I making it again? This is one of those things that trips people up all the time, especially native speakers of the language. So, to… Read More Writing Wednesday: Lie or Lay?