I don’t know why writers like to sit on a shitty draft. Seriously! They’re all like, oh just get it over with. It’s okay, your first draft isn’t supposed to be good. Don’t get hung up on it. Worry about … Continue Reading Why You Should Edit Halfway Through Your First Draft
Afternoon kids. So ya know when you finish your first manuscript and the internet tells you you aren’t done until … Continue Reading My Mom’s Line Edits on My Manuscript
Afternoon kids. I wish somebody had hit me in the head with a 2X4 and said stop after I hit 80,000 words. I remember the exact moment I found out there was a specific word count range for each genre … Continue Reading What I Wish I’d Known Before Writing My First Book
You need one. And no, your cat doesn’t count. Afternoon kids, Let’s talk about finding the right critique partner. I finished my first book in March. I am not even kidding you when I say I thought I was going … Continue Reading Finding the Right Critique Partner
Afternoon kids, I know, I know, I know. You just got some feedback, opened it up only to find that it was practically RED with mistakes, suggestions, comments, and the very worst of it pointed out issues consistent throughout your … Continue Reading Big Picture Revisions – How to make them your bitch
crit·i·cismˈkridəˌsizəm/ noun 1.the expression of disapproval of someone or something based on perceived faults or mistakes.“he received a lot of criticism”synonyms:censure, condemnation,denunciation, disapproval, disparagement, opprobrium,fault-finding, attack, broadside, stricture,recrimination; More 2.the analysis and judgment of the merits and faults of a … Continue Reading Criticism – When to take it and who to take it from
It sucks. It really fucking sucks. I’m so fucking over it. Hold on. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHKDLAGIEANGEOWPAJGIEANCKLASDAGOWHEGASJDGLASJDGAKLSJDFKADFJKAKJDFALSKDJJKASKJLASKLJASJKLAKJLAJKLAJKLAJKLLAJAJKLAJKLAKJLAKSDJLDKJAJKLAKJLAKLJAJKLAKFLJAKLJKLAJDLAKGJEAVIET K. Listen, get this into your … Continue Reading TO ALL THE QUERYING WRITERS OUT THERE, I GET IT.