Disclaimer: If you’re like me and you gobble up other people’s writing journeys, then read below! If not, and you’re just here for the queries, scroll down until you see Query 1.Read More
Pantsing. First of all, I feel like plotters get a better word to describe themselves than pansters do. Pantser just sounds weird. Does this mean I’m biased about pantsing from get go just because of the word? Maybe.
But I also have some good points about why being a plotter is better than being a panster (no offense to all you discovery writers) #sorrynotsorry.Read More
I’ve been reading Story Genius by Lisa Cron lately, which has gotten me thinking a lot about character and the importance of character in storytelling. Well duh, you might be thinking. And yes, it seems obvious that character is important, but a lot of times in manuscripts I edit, character is forgotten in lieu of plot. Plot is definitely important, but Cron says that plot is secondary to character. Let me tell you guys, she is so right.Read More
In the land of writing, it is so important to have your work read by others so you can get feedback and improve. And no, I’m not talking about asking your husband or your mom or your best friend to read your manuscript. They can absolutely read what you’ve written, but you’re going to need to take their feedback with a grain of salt.Read More
I’ve already written one post about the best way to handle dialogue here, but some of the biggest punctuation mistakes (other than comma use) that I see when editing manuscripts involves dialogue. It can be a tricky thing to punctuate because there are so many rules and different scenarios to cover. So let’s dive into a few.Read More
Note: If you watched the video, but aren’t interested in reading the blog, scroll down below for an EXCLUSIVE sneak peek at the wonderful first chapter of The Baetylus Stone!
For those of you who aren’t all about the vlogs, I’m just going to go ahead and break the video down for you here.
Writing dialogue can often be a tricky process. It’s not just about capturing the essence of how your characters would speak according to their age, the time period they live in, and where they live, it’s also about using a mixture of various beats and dialogue tags in a way that is most effective for your story. If the previous sentence made your eyes spin, keep reading. I’m about to break it down.Read More
Okay, first off, it’s not just about how to find the right editor, but WHEN. As wonderful as those words are that you just put on paper, they’re not wonderful enough to be edited by a professional right when you get done writing them.Read More