I see comments from different authors, some asking “How do you know what your character would do?” and others saying, “It’s your character, you tell them what to do.” I admit to having a good chuckle at those who believe they control every aspect of their story. I don’t know many who’re published who don’t… Read More Writing Wednesday: Coffee with Characters
Yes, there are grammar rules. We need to use those because they make our reading something others can understand. That’s part of communication. I always see posts that position things to writers as absolute gospel. The “do this or you’re not a writer” type of posts. Or worse, the ones looking down on those who… Read More Writing Wednesday: The rule is, there are no rules.
In my writing files I have a story I first drafted in 1993. Why isn’t it finished? Well, life and raising children intervened. I saved it, faithfully converting the document type from version to version of Word. Now, releasing that story would require a complete overhaul. I’d have to alter some of the tropes in… Read More Writing Wednesday: Newbie Pitfalls: Wrong Time Period
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