A personal note: re-writing is currently the hardest, most diabolical part of the writing process for me. It feels like I’m stabbing my baby in the gut… over and over again. Like I’m trashing all my ideas and everything I worked so hard on while drafted. I can spend hours writing a segment only to … More How to Re-Write Your Novel–without Losing Your Sanity (Curated Post)
No matter how careful you are editing your own work, things will slip through the cracks. It’s a fact of writing that spans from novice to long-time professional. Even if you want to take the traditional publishing route for your novel, agents and publishers are much more likely to take a gamble on you if … More Should You Hire an Editor?
Editing a novel is a dauntless task, and it’s easy to feel lost when surrounded by swarms of problems about your book. Is your writing any good? What about the story? Will the readers take you seriously? Are you too boring? Some people shut their novels away after finishing a rough draft because they have … More Is My Novel any Good? -And Other Questions to Ask
There is one mistake that I have seen over and over again when proofreading for other people or reviewing my own drafts. It is a very small mistake, and one that–if you know how to find it–can be obliterated completely from your novel in just a few minutes… but it’s hard to catch when you … More Ten Words That Will Keep You From Getting Published
I apologize for the delay in getting this out, especially after the popularity of Tone Talks: Your World, but finally summer has slowed down to a pace manageable enough for me to open my computer and get to work! So let’s get to it: Tone Talks: Your Readers’ World!