How good are you at taking writing breaks? I’m not that great at it. I used to try and write everyday. I’m the type that gets really frustrated and irritated by the end of the day when I don’t get a chance to write. A few months ago I decided I would not write on … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Taking Writing Breaks.
I know many of you are doing NaNoWriMo, so I thought I would share these quotes on perseverance with you to help you get through this last week and a half: “Never, never, never give in!” ― Winston S. Churchill. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ― Nelson Mandela. “Life is not easy for … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Perseverance.
I’m not doing NaNo this year, I’m editing at the moment, but I know a lot of you are. Janice Hardy over at Fiction University has some great articles on prepping for NaNoWriMo that I thought I’d share with you. She covers preparing your beginning, middle and end, and they are great tips for anyone … More Writing Tip Wednesday: NaNoWriMo Prep.
Today I am sharing with you this very inspiring video by Neil Gaiman. It is the commencement speech he made to the University of the arts graduating class of 2012 Philadelphia. I would highly recommend it to all writers. Please spare some time to view it, it is worth it. He talks about goals and … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Make Good Art.
How important is it to you to set goals? It is very important to me, and I only just realised this recently. They help to me focus and keep me motivated; without clear goals I get off track and feel lost. I have been feeling very unfocused for the last few months, and it only … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Set Goals.
Last Wednesday I was talking to you about critique partners and beta readers, what to expect from them and where to find them. I mentioned that sometimes writers will hold critique partner match-ups. Well, a few days ago, YA author Susan Dennard announced she is reviving the CP match-up forum. So if you are looking … More Writing Tip Wednesday: The Great CP Match-up!
I had my first beta reader recently and after going through my manuscript and looking at her comments all I could think was why hadn’t I gotten one earlier? I always knew why writers would suggest other writers get critique partners and beta readers, but now I truly understand the importance. I don’t know if … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Beta Readers.
I recently went to a blogger event where I got to meet YA author Laini Taylor. I absolutely love Laini Taylor, she is one of the best writers I have read. During question time, someone asked her what advice she would give to aspiring authors, and I was blown away by her answer. I didn’t … More Writing Tip Wednesday: On Back-Up Plans.
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.
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.