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.
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?”
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”
“What doesn’t kill us gives us something new to write about.” —Julie Wright
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”
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”