by Novelty Revisions You might just want to know if you can do this. Is there time? Is 50,000 words a thing you can even do, ever? First of all: yes. Second of all, don’t think of it as writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Think of it as writing 1,667 words… Read More How to Survive and Conquer NaNoWriMo
by S.E. Jones I like analysing things. I don’t think there are any particular rules that have to be followed in fiction, but I think understanding the effect things have on the reader is very useful. I think understanding that promises are made to the reader, that satisfaction is sought, and that particular things deliver… Read More What You’re Promising By Writing a Novella
by Monique Hall Last month I attended the annual conference for the Romance Writers of Australia. As a conference newbie, I felt a little like a deer in the headlights despite being well prepared by the the Queen of Newbies and her team of Wranglers. But this was only because the experience blew all my expectations… Read More 5 Tips for Writing Conference Newbies
by Cate Ellink I’ve had the pleasure lately to be involved in a few group efforts. Each has been a unique experience because of the different people involved changing the dynamics. No matter what the dynamics, here are a few of the reasons why I enjoy these experiences.
by Amie Gibbons Today I was telling a girl at work how scared I am to be publishing. My first story comes out on Sunday and I’m freaking out, I told her. She was sweet, saying I’d be fine, and then she said something that threw me. They wouldn’t be publishing you if you… Read More When Are You Ready to Publish?
Books about writing are common place. No matter what you feel about the age-old debate of ‘teaching creative writing’, one thing is true–a good grounding in the technical side of writing will make you a better writer. ‘Show, don’t tell’, has almost become a cliché, but if you are unable to ‘tell’ a story… Read More The Ultimate List of Books About Writing
The regular advice: Don’t quit your day-job. My take: They are right. Don’t quit your day-job, but make it work for you. It’s been a little over eight months since I quit teaching to complete Settle Down Now, and the only thing I’m missing is my earnings. I love the writing. I’m getting the… Read More Advice for New Writers
Yesterday marked my deadline for completing the pre-edits for Marred. “Pre-edits” seems like it would be an easy task. It wasn’t. Once the track edits begin in two weeks, I’m not allowed to change anything other than what the editor points out. So I wanted to go through the manuscript…one…more…time…and improve it to the best of my… Read More Do You Really Know How To “Show, Don’t Tell”?