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What Publishers Want
My Kindle Scout Campaign has got me thinking about this again. I covered it a bit back in my posts on writing query letters, but it’s back on my mind. I’ve been very active on the KBoards forum during my … Continue reading
Writing News- NaNoWriMo is Finished.
November was busy, busy, busy. I put my YA dystopia on hold to take part in NaNoWriMo for the first time. I wanted to do it right, write 50k words on a new novel, though there are plenty of rebels … Continue reading
Posted in Kindle Scout, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writers Month, writing, Writing challenge Tagged I win!, NaNoWriMo is over, writing 2 Comments
As Part of My Childhood Burns
I stayed up until four in the morning last night, my eyes glued to my computer screen as I watched a beloved part of my childhood go up in flames. Part The Great Smokey Mountains National Park burned and burned. … Continue reading
Writing- Three Ways Life Gets in Your Way
Writing- Three Ways Life Gets in Your Way Across the world, most artists are fighting to make space in their busy lives for their art. Certainly there are artists who make a living with their art alone, but the vast … Continue reading
Top Five Ways Writers Sabotage Themselves
Top Five Ways Writers Sabotage Themselves Writers are interesting beasts. As Robert A, Heinlein said: “Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.” It is the nature of our … Continue reading
When Your Main Character is a Dick
It happens to all of us at some point. Your intent is to write a well rounded main character, kind but strong perhaps, yet when the beta readers get hold of your MS it’s a different story. “I didn’t care … Continue reading
Kindle Scout Campaign! What the hell was I thinking?
I recently found out about Amazon’s Kindle Scout program. For some reason I thought it was a great idea. I have a romance/ action/adventure novel that I wasn’t certain what to do with, and KS looked like a great thing … Continue reading
NaNoWriMo- All plotted up and nowhere to go.
It’s almost November. While some folks are starting to think about the upcoming holiday season, others have a different quest in mind. November is National Novel Writing Month, and starting on the 1st, around half a million participants will try … Continue reading
Poetic License vs. Being Nonsensical
Poetic license is a very real thing in writing, one that should be utilized and embraced. In moderation, of course, like -ly adverbs. It can be useful, powerful, even lyrical to use an element of poetic license. First off, let’s … Continue reading
Teeth Are Fuckers
I have bad teeth. I’ve always had bad teeth. I had to have several baby teeth capped so that I had enough teeth to eat with before my adult teeth came in. No amount of brushing and flossing saved them. … Continue reading
Posted in New dentures, writing Tagged learning to smile again, New Dentures, Teeth are fuckers, writing 2 Comments