What to Cut?

Sometimes, it’s obvious what needs to go for your novel to reach perfection. Some odd scenes and moments that don’t really fit in with anything or that are very clumsily written are easy to say no to, even if they seemed like a good idea at the time. Others might be sections that you are … More What to Cut?

Stimulate Your Ears, Stimulate Your Book: Reading Aloud and Listening to Music

Writing is often a very quiet and private experience for me. I curl up on a corner of a couch with a mug of hot tea, flex my fingers, and then write for as long as I can, avoiding distractions and other people whenever possible. However, I have learned that sometimes, especially when editing a … More Stimulate Your Ears, Stimulate Your Book: Reading Aloud and Listening to Music