Reader response can be one of your most important resources in the revision process–or it can derail everything and leave you confused and insecure in a corner, wondering why you even bother writing. Here are several steps to making your reader recruitment process smooth, easy, and effective. … More Revise It! Recruiting and Using Reader Feedback
Write great fiction by mastering motivation, story plausibility, genre conventions, and reader expectations. … More Why You Should Write Unrealistic Fiction
There are a lot of revision checklists and guides out there. Just typing the words into a search engine will yield plenty of people with opinions about what you should and shouldn’t cut–and there are a ton of variables. Genre conventions, audience expectations, and use of voice are just a few items that can alter … More Free Content Outline/Revision Worksheet!
My word of the year: FOCUS. Focusing is a funny thing for me. As someone who has sensory processing issues and who was once diagnosed with A.D.D., I’ve found that I actually focus better when I’m working on more than one project. The high pressure and constant stimulation of different activities keep me from losing … More FOCUS Your Writing in 2017
In case you haven’t realized, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) started yesterday! Wo0t! NaNoWriMo has a special place in my fiction writing career, because winning it in 2009 was what restarted my creative writing brain. I had just graduated college, just gotten married, and just gotten my first post-college job at a Kmart for the … More Writing Better … by Not Writing