Sometimes, just sometimes, it can be a little frustrating, this whole writing malarkey. And quite frequently, you might find yourself (however unreasonably) not wanting to talk about it. At all. Especially just after the times where you’ve erupted into a ball of angry frustration tears at the latest bout of writer’s block, and swear… Read More 5 Things Never to Say to a Writer
Social media can be a joy, expanding an author’s reach to new audiences and introducing us to fellow authors and other sources of support. I can also be something which absorbs our time, taking us away from the important task of writing. At its worst, we invest time and effort for little reward.
Today I’m interviewing Kelly Mathews, a nonfiction writer with The History Press. Kelly is the manager of Community Recreation, a summer camp and outdoor education center at Seneca College, King Campus, home of Eaton Hall. Her writings have been published by New York Media Works, Readers’ Digest Canada via: Best Health Magazine and Our… Read More Writing Historical Nonfiction with Kelly Mathews
Notice the title of this post is not Does your novel need editing? The answer to that question is YES. Always. I don’t care if you wrote The Great Gatsby of the modern day; your novel needs to be edited.
As of yesterday, the month-long contest has ended. A winner has been chosen. To review, here is the prize: A free, professional critique and editorial review of your manuscript for the length of fifty pages. The winner will receive a 3 to 5 page, single-spaced critique, plus query/book description feedback. It will address the strengths of… Read More We Have a Contest Winner!
So you have a brilliant idea, but things aren’t working out quite the way you expected. Or maybe you are writing an article and want to know how to get the most out of your subject matter. Should you just scrap your idea after one use? In case you couldn’t tell from the… Read More How To Recycle Writing Ideas
Today is a quick reminder: there’s only three days left for the contest to be entered to win a free, professional critique and editorial review of your manuscript for the length of fifty pages.
Pairing up with a critique partner or group is very useful in strengthening your writing and getting an opinion on your work in progress before it’s published. Here’s the 101 on what you should know before you find and work with a critique partner:
by EFR I know, I know. It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these ‘Things I’m So Damn Tired Of’ posts. And you guys have been so lonely without them. So very, very lonely. Today’s liberal dose of hatred and despair is leveled at four fantasy heroine types who, especially in… Read More The Four Women-in-Fantasy Tropes I’m Bored With