Fa la la la la – okay, since it’s August, I’ll spare you the ear bug. For now. So I finished my first draft. As some of you may know from my previous post, I was having a tough time with this one, mostly because I didn’t strike that balance between plotting and pantsing.… Continue reading Deck The Halls With Strings of Book Scenes
Fellow writers, I get it –– shelling out money to edit something you’ve written for free isn’t your idea of a good time. It took me years to talk myself into investing in a professional round of editing, and it was only when I was getting desperate for help that I finally gave in. “Becoming… Continue reading How Hiring A Professional Editor Saved My Manuscript
It’s been two years since I first heard about Wattpad, but I’ve finally scrounged up the courage to post on it. At first, I only wanted to publish the first few chapters of “The Dreadful Demise of Miss Emma Collins” in hopes of getting some good, meaty feedback. But after getting a taste of the… Continue reading Taking the Wattpad Plunge
The other day I was scouring my local Barnes and Noble for a Voodoo ritual book (per usual?). Strangely, it isn’t as popular a religion as one might think. But just as I was about to cry out to Obatala for forsaking my current WIP, I came across a magical little tome called Dream Yoga:… Continue reading Book Review: Dream Yoga, By Andrew Holecek
And it’s summer! I’m in the middle of rewriting “Becoming Light,” which, I have to say, has changed completely since its first draft. Emma works so much better in first person. It’s amazing how much more of her I can see in it, whereas before it seemed Ambrosius and all his manic antics stole the show.… Continue reading A Little Creative Experiment
So I stumbled upon this awesome article from Arts.Mic about the health benefits of writing. It starts off with, “No matter the quality of your prose, the act of writing itself leads to strong physical and mental health benefits.” Now, I have to say I was trying very hard not to laugh when I first read… Continue reading Good News For Writers (And Bloggers, Too)!
So one of the big reasons I started seriously writing again was because my brain was all messed up. (I say “messed up” because I didn’t actually have any psychological problems, but I was going through some bothersome life stuff.) Anyway, I’d written little books and stories since childhood, as many of you may already… Continue reading Writing Is My Personal Therapist