When did you decide that you wanted to be a writer? Did it happen after you read a compelling story/watched a dramatic film that moved you to tears? Or did it happen after you came across a sentence or a paragraph that roiled and crackled like lightning? Or did both seem to happen at once? In the […]Read More Writing Wednesday: Storytellers and Wordsmiths
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