Generally, there are two extremes for how writers go about writing. Maybe you’ve heard the phrase ‘plotter or pantser’ and wondered what it meant. Basically, a plotter (or a planner) plans before they write, while a pantser “flies by the seat of their pants,” doing little to no planning. For a quick look at the… Read More Should You Plan Your Manuscript?
Time for an all inclusive look at sharing your writing with others. Topics that will be covered: Why to Share Your Writing, How to Share Your Writing, and Results of Sharing Your Writing. Why to Share Your Writing Letting others read your manuscript for the first time can be scary. Maybe you’re nervous that other… Read More Sharing Your Manuscript
I feel like I’m going to be editing and revising forever. Last year, all I did was write. It was incredibly fun. Since mid-July though, I’ve been working on ONE project, a never ending revision of my first novel. Devoting a lot of time to writing, practicing if you will, can help a person improve their writing ability.… Read More Why Revise?
Over the last ten days I’ve cut a whopping 9,500 words from my manuscript. My goal is/was to cut 20k from it…okay let me back up. My brain is sludge right now. I’ve been editing all the long, long weekend and not getting a lot of sleep. When I originally completed the manuscript I’m working on, it… Read More Word Count & Cutting Words
I recently completed a major revision project. I’ve been working on the first novel I wrote, and wow, what a task! I thoroughly enjoyed it, but it’s surprising how long it took. I got so lost in the project that I disappeared from social media for several days. That’s why I haven’t blogged in a while. Currently, I… Read More Revising & Reading my Manuscript
I am currently on a revising high after being in an editing low. Rather than simply looking for typos and oddly worded sentences, I’ve been rewriting chapters, adding new scenes, and moving chapters around within my current work in progress. I’ve been having so much fun that I haven’t taken the time to blog about it. The last… Read More Revising Highs