About a month ago, I wrote a masterpost of all my writing-related blog posts, and then decided to put together a list of links from others that…… Read more “Writing Advice Masterpost Part 2: Revising, Editing and Querying”
A couple weeks ago I promised a list of all the writing resources I’ve come across that have helped me become a better writer. I hope these links can help you as much as they’ve helped me.
I’ve written a lot of posts about writing over the last two (almost three?) years. Some of them are silly and some of them are just plain…… Read more “My Writing Resources Masterpost (First Drafts, Revision, Querying and more)”
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”
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”
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”
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”