“Why?” It’s the first thing her mother’s said since she picked her up from the station. Nothing there, nothing in the car. Not a single word until…… Read more “Story Snippet: March”
Look, editing is hard. I’ve said it many, many times. When you’re starting, it can be incredibly confusing. One person tells you to do this, and another…… Read more “The Editing Style Guide”
A lot of revision advice goes back to this: print out your novel. Grab a red pen and park yourself in a chair and write out painstaking…… Read more “Pro-Tip: Read Your Manuscript in iBooks”
“You told me once I didn’t have to be Liam,” I whisper. “But I always felt like I did.” “Sweetheart,” he says, almost like he’s in pain,… Read more "Vindicta – Snippet #6"
Writing is hard. Unfortunately, querying can be even harder. I’ve been through the query trenches time and time again, and written about it a lot, too. Through…… Read more “How To Get A Submission: Query Letter Edition”
The struggle to properly edit one’s novel gets harder and harder as the months drag on. But I think I’ve found a solution: reading my novel out loud.
And here’s six reasons why you should read your novel out loud, too.
I’m in the third revision of my novel right now. I’ve done all the major revisions of the text and finished all those nasty structural edits. All…… Read more “The All-Inclusive Character Questionnaire You’ve Been Waiting For”
A couple of weeks ago, I watched the 2015 Disney/Pixar film Inside Out with my parents. I really enjoyed it, because not only was it poignant and…… Read more “Character Questions: ‘Inside Out’ Style”
One of the most controversial things I’ve heard about in writing circles is what people use to keep themselves motivated. On one side, you have the purists…… Read more “Writing Motivation: What’s Your Method?”
“I’m sorry,” he whispers. And he is. I can see it in his eyes, the pucker of his lips. At the end of it all, he really… Read more "Vindicta – Snippet #5"