Fair warning: Some of these lessons might be carryovers from 2016, while I was lurking and cheering on friends. And there are a gazillion great lessons to learn from a contest like Pitchwars, but these are mine for now (and counting!). Subjectivity in Story I thought subjectivity was something I fully understood. I’ve even *gulp* blogged […]Read More Personal Lessons from #Pitchwars 2017 #AuthorToolboxBlogHop
Even if I tried to quit or take a break, it would hurt too, plus I’d fail, because . . .
I love it too much.Read More When Losing Feels Like Winning #authortoolbox
I stare past her at the golden sky. Five stars burn to the north—what Khompan Elders call The Martyr, and Ajh, The Friend. I call them the Reminder.
“There is more,” the Reminder calls. “More to you.”
Originally posted on Writers After Dark:
I don’t know about you, but I definitely would like to see more truth and authenticity in the publishing business. I’m not sure which is worse -when people used to dismiss Indie authors entirely or the current situation where we’ve become a primary sales target. There is an awful…
Originally posted on Right place, right Tim:
Yeah, that’s right Inner Demons – you were wrong about me. All that hopelessness and doubt you whispered in my ear was baseless baloney. You’re like the Breitbart of my mind – telling me everything is awful and finding people to blame other than myself. Well eat this,…
Your first chapter is the most important chapter of your novel. It’s the first thing your reader will see when they open the book, and it forms their first impression. Here are a few issues t… Source: What to Avoid in Your First ChapterRead More What to Avoid in Your First Chapter
Originally posted on Perfect Prose Services:
Most people think of an ellipsis as the three dots. Yes, well, there’s a bit more to it than that. Quite frankly, there’s a lot more to it than that, but rather than bamboozle you all (and myself!) I will concentrate on the key points. If you have any…
Now that I’ve had some minor successes with my beta swap model, I’m ready to bring it back online and share the process. My Role Play – Beta Swap. By role-playing as agents, publishers, and editors, we learn something in play that we learn otherwise only by making publishing mistakes. Most new writers make these mistakes, and […]Read More Doing BETA Better