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”
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"
“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.”
I finished my second novel a little over a week ago. It took me four months, in which I stressed myself out to the max by trying…… Read more “On Endings”
“I’m not done with you,” I say, voice low. “What the hell happened this morning?” “I told you already,” he says, irritated. “I thought I’d let you… Read more "Vindicta – Snippet #1"
It’s scary. But it’s also pretty wonderful. Creating characters is fun, but creating new worlds to tinker in is even more fun. Playing around in this proverbial sandbox and holding swordfights and making characters explode is one of the most exciting things ever.