Pub(lishing) Crawl is a great source of writing advice from various writers. I was reading an article on there today by Kat Zhang where she shared how she revises. She had some great tips so I thought I would share it with you. She confesses that her first drafts are always terrible. (So are mine, … More Writing Tip Wednesday: The Art Of Revision.
This week’s update is going to be short and sweet. I only worked on my novella this week and wrote 7000 words. I am really happy with what I’ve written so far. I plotted it out first, which I don’t usually do, and am finding it is easier to write because I don’t have to … More A Writerly Update 41.
When writing, it is important to show your readers what is happening rather than tell them. It’s a golden rule of writing. There is one area of showing vs. telling in writing that I hadn’t really thought about, though, and that’s character internalization. I was reading a post on Janice Hardy’s blog that talked about … More Writing Tip Wednesday: On Showing Or Telling And Internalization?
Hi Everyone, The good news is that the kids were back at school this week. The bad news is that I didn’t get much writing done. Not from lack of time. I was going well the first few days. I wrote, edited and sent a short story away to an anthology that was about to … More A Writerly Update 40.
I was on Beth Revis’s Tumblr and came across this very interesting post. Beth is a New York Times Bestselling author of the Across The Universe trilogy. She gets asked periodically why she doesn’t go to a certain area to do a book signing, and I thought her answer was quiet eye opening. You see, … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Beth Revis On The Cost Of Book Signings.
I’m feeling pretty miserable at the moment and it’s all because of school holidays. I have had one of the worst weeks, writing wise, in a long, long time. I only managed to write on 2 days this week. 2 days. And it’s killing me! I need to write, if I’m not writing, I don’t … More A Writerly Update 39.
Sorry I haven’t updated my Open Submissions page in so long. The good news is that I have updated it now. Here are the new places to submit your stories to that I added: 1) White Ribbon Writing Competition – Australia Only. From the website: Break the Silence and open up. This writing competition is … More New Places To Submit.
I have updated my list of places open for submission. Writers, check it out here: Open Submissions..
Welcome to my stop on the ‘The Rose Master’ blog tour. Today I will be reviewing The Rose Master. So here’s a little bit about it: Publisher: REUTS Publications. Release Date: 24th June 2014. Source:From publisher in exchange for an honest review. Blurb: The day Anne Tinning turns seventeen, birds fall from the sky. But … More Blog Tour: Review ‘The Rose Master’ By Valentina Cano.
Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It’s a way to share the upcoming releases that we’re excited about. This week I have chosen Sacrifice Elemental #5 by Brigid Kemmerer. Sacrifice releases September 30th 2014. Synopsis from Goodreads: One misstep and they lose it all. For the last … More Waiting On Wednesday (10): Sacrifice by Brigid Kemmerer.