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"
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 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"
So we’ve done all the messy stuff, all the major structural surgery. Now, it’s time to get down to the nitty-gritty—polishing off that revision. Treat it like…… Read more “The Final Polish: Alex’s Guide to Revision Part 4”
So we’ve covered all that annoying pre-revision stuff and how to revise your characters. Now, it’s time to move on to what you’ve been waiting for—starting that…… Read more “Take Apart Those Sentences: Alex’s Guide to Revision Part 3”
“How do you know what I am?” I hiss, tugging him to a stop by the sleeve of his jacket. “Tell me, how come you know me… Read more "Vindicta – Snippet #4"
Characters are a big thing for me. I mean, duh—I’m a writer. But I’ve always had a special spot in my heart for character. Above all else,…… Read more “Badass-ify Your Characters: Alex’s Guide to Revision Part 2”
I’m about to start the editing journey again. Those long days of eating bags of chips and hitting your head against a wall because you just can’t…… Read more “Beginning the Journey: Alex’s Guide to Revision Part 1”
“Dear child,” he says, smiling horribly. “You cannot save yourself.”