I’ve learned a few things over the years that have helped me become a better writer. Here are six of them.
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.
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”
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”
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”
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”