Do you ever hit one of those moments while writing and think, "Okay. I know where I'm going. But what's the next step to getting there?"I have three POVs in my current WIP--Victoria is kind of the main one, but Ursula also gets herself in there and so does Beatrice, Victoria's younger cousin.I finished Chapter … Continue reading A Little Writing Help?
1. Writing friends are awesomeMy first college writing professor told me that while writing is a solitary occupation, writers still need people. I didn't quite believe her. Sorry, Professor Triant, wherever you are. You were right. In the past couple of years, through blogs and writing forums, I have made writing friends. We met for … Continue reading 5 More Things I’ve Learned About Writing Recently
Writers, by nature, will give out all kinds of contradictory advice. Show, don't tell. (Huh?! It's a novel, not a movie ...) Write what you know (But I know nothing. Jon Snow.) Write for a market. Don't write for the market (because it'll change by the time you finish your book.) Write something you think … Continue reading Write the Book You Want to Read
I am a firm believer that writers learn more about writing with every new project. With the ability to apply what you've learned, every time I have a new story idea, I find myself doing things a little differently than last time, all resulting in a better story, better writing, better execution, better revision.Before I … Continue reading Things I’ve Learned About Writing Historical Fiction
NaNoWriMo has been retweeting these incredible tweets with the hashtag #ToAFutureWriter today. Details at NaNoWriMo.orgThese are the bits of advice I wish I'd heard as a younger writer...and some advice and experience I think young writers might need in the future, including Future Me.Grab some popcorn. It'll be wacky and long. Or it may make … Continue reading To a Future Writer: