This is a compilation based off of a conversation that @nadinebells sparked on Twitter. So many people chimed in with their suggestions! I wanted to save them for future reference, so I pulled them all together here. She’s pretty for her age. (usually said about women who are around 30)She released a breath she didn’t… Continue reading Tired Phrases: When You’ve Had Enough!
I have focused the last few Author’s Learning Workshops on editing. Mostly, they’ve looked at the practical points of editing, but they haven’t addressed the emotional part of editing. Critiquing your own work can be hard. Having other people tell you how to improve your work can be even harder. This may well be the… Continue reading How to eat a compliment sandwich…
For some people self-editing is simple. For others, it is like slogging through a baby pool of peanut butter while being chased by hungry pigeons. There are a lot of ways to overcoming the self-doubt and uncertainty associated with editing your own work. It is worth learning those tricks, because, when you begin critiquing your… Continue reading Authors Learning Workshop – #5 SELF-EDITING – How to Make It Work and Why It’s Important
Is this forum meant to update you as the reader or for me to educate and share as a writer? Probably both. That being said, I have nothing magical or wonderful to say. No tidbits of wisdom or magic beans to watch grow. In short, it's has been a couple of LONG weeks. Mostly I'm… Continue reading Can you say, “What will I learn about me today?”
I am pitching and querying which means that I am looking for ANY way to get my work into the hands of an agent or editor. My favorite has been via conferences because I love the face to face, but I have been looking for other options, as well. Spending a fair amount of time… Continue reading Pitch Parties and Contests on Twitter
I wanted a catchy title, but I also wanted to be super clear about what this blog is about. Apparently, I got one and not the other. It's that sort of day. My head is all wrapped up in getting ready for my second writer's conference next week. At my first conference, I was not… Continue reading Things to take to a writer’s conference and how ramen inspired my list…
Ok, so I'm writing a lot about Twitter, but it's only because (WOW) I can't believe I've missed out for this long. Twitter is a writer's paradise! I think it's like chocolate for the writer's soul - give 'em 140 characters and a slew of words and let them go. When done right, it can… Continue reading Fun & Games for Writers on Twitter