Tag: Editing

What Motivates You?

Many people get into writing for the fame and fortune of having written the next Game of Thrones or blockbuster book turned movie. I love when people get into it for these reasons because they'll never last and it makes it easier to see those who write for the love of the story rather than ...

Perfectionism: An Excuse for Writers Who Don’t Write

You may not consider yourself a perfectionist nor would you lump your writing into any category of art that would be determined to be done by a perfectionist, but I see it used as an excuse for so many writers and other artists alike. I use this definition only a little looser than the dictionary ...

One Chapter Closer!

I just finished another chapter of Frigid Nights! I'm hoping to have the first draft finished within the next month or two and I will then be putting it to the side for at least a month before I take it through the first edit. That's when the real stress starts so I'm doing my ...

What I’ve Learned From Outlining

I hit a major slump in writing Frigid Nights and it seemed like there was no way out. I wrote myself into a position I thought I would never rise out of. Not because I screwed up and made massive plot mistakes that were catastrophic to the foundation of the story. I haven't found those ...

The End of the Year is Near

As yet another year draws to a close, we look forward to what 2019 has in store for us as many look back on 2018 and think of what a crap year it was. As for me, it wasn't bad. It had its ups and downs but I didn't find it to be particularly awful ...

“That Is Why No One Will Remember Your Name.”

Consistency is key. Writing in spurts is a sure-fire way to ensure that your work won't get finished until years down the road. Writing each day, even just a little bit, helps establish the habit of writing consistently and allows you to progress your story at a steady pace. Ernest Hemingway would write 500 words ...

Reading Your Own Work

There's something inherent in a writer that breeds constant conflict. We are always conflicted about our work. On one hand, we think our work is amazing and can't understand how it's not on the New York Times Best Seller list. On the other hand, we may pick up our manuscript and read a random page ...

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