No matter our publishing path, our work always needs to go through an editing process, but when are we ready for editing? How will we know? If we start too soon, we’re likely to struggle and waste time and/or money.Pin It
A full editing process involves 3 or 4 steps, but if we could combine some of those steps, we could save money. Right? Lisa Poisso’s here sharing the pros and cons of editing combinations.Pin It
Many of us struggle with the fear of being a fraud. But if we recognize impostor syndrome, we might be able to avoid the self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviors that can hurt our writing.Pin It
It’s that time of year again. My seven-year blogiversary is coming up on July 12th. And I’m once again amazed by the fact that I’ve been writing this blog for seven years. How can something feel like yesterday and forever at the same time?Pin It
While all diverse stories are important, the stories that should be most encouraged are those from authors who can provide an authentic perspective. Today, Wendy Sparrow shares her insights on what “own voices” means and how others can improve their non-own-voices stories.
One of the many reasons we need feedback is to help us fill in the blanks for things we can’t see or for understanding how others might interpret our words. But what happens when readers see our words and understand our intention, but they don’t believe what we’re telling them?
When faced with a scene with issues, many writers have the tendency to get rid of the scene and start over, but more often than not, the new scene has issues too. Re-writing won’t fix every problem, so let’s see if we can find a different approach: re-envisioning.Pin It
Virtually every program to change our habits starts with the same step: recognizing our habits. We can’t fix what we don’t see, know, or understand. Let’s take a look at some of the things we can do to identify our writing craft habits…so we can then work to improve them.Pin It
Every writer struggles to get their thoughts on the page and make their ideas make sense to others. The typical advice for how to resolve that issue is to use beta readers, but what if we can’t find beta readers? What can we do?Pin It
A question over at my guest post at Writers Helping Writers asked what a writing coach was, but there’s no definitive answer. On some level, a coach is anyone who gives advice, so before asking ourselves if we need or want a writing coach, we’d first have to dig into what we mean by the term.Pin It