I often say that writers are they own worst enemy when it comes to assessing their own work — that they become so attached to their own work that they don’t see hardly any of its flaws. Having a beta-reader, professional editor, or any completely unbiased thirty-party can mitigate much of the pain that comes […]Read More Writing Wednesday: 3 Ways to Assess Your Own Work More Effectively
Today’s Monday Musings post is going to be a little different. Instead of putting up a picture and typing a few paragraphs, I’m going to ask that you watch this 3-and-a-half minute video before reading on. Then, we’re going to talk about writing, editing, business, and the expenses of self-publishing. You ready? Go ahead and […]Read More Monday Musings: Pay-It-Forward for Writers and Editors?
If you’re in the middle of writing an epic scale novel/series, like I am, or even just trying to get a novella or short story together, chances are choosing who’s going to be your point of view (herein referred to as “POV”) character is driving you insane. Whether you’re worried about head-hopping or just delivering a […]Read More Writing Wednesday: Point-of-View Characters and How They Choose You
One of my favorite sayings in Japanese is one that I think applies to multiple aspects of life, but also writing in particular: “Chiri mo tsumoreba, yama to naru.” It means that even dust, when piled up, can become a mountain — that with steady accumulation, transformation is possible. If writing were a sprint, I’d be […]Read More Writing Wednesday: Free-writing Sprints and How To Create More Ideas