Once our story’s flow is in good shape, we might not know how to take the next editing step. We can self-edit through the line-editing stage, but it’s difficult. Wendy Sparrow’s worksheet may help.
A recent controversy in the writing world might make us wonder: What do the calls for better handling of diversity and inclusion mean for our writing and story ideas?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.Pin It
We’ve talked about the importance of keeping our stories believable, but the fantasy genre (and all its subgenres) require certain aspects to be unrealistic. Character types and plot points involving dragons, superheroes, vampires, etc. are all beyond the reality of our world. What does that mean for the reader? A […]Pin It
Sometimes it still comes as a shock to me that anyone visits my blog and cares about what I have to say. So when I received my first blog award, I was completely unprepared. My first thought was of being tremendously flattered. I think my exact reaction was, Me? Seriously? […]