The worst part about writing

What is the worst part of writing for me? The answer may surprise you. It’s not story structure or idea generation. It’s not learning your characters. It’s not revision. It’s not even grammar. It’s choices. I heard a phrase ‘Your story, your way’. Which is so true and reveals that awful truth. Once the words … Continue reading The worst part about writing

Seven signs that you are a writer mid-book

7. You think Chocolate, Coffee, Pizza and Wine are the only food groups 6. You count vacuuming and dusting as exercise 5. You have half a dozen cheater stories started 4. Your house is spotless 3. Your husband says "What is for dinner" and your reply is "contractions are more conversational." 2. The local pizza delivery shows … Continue reading Seven signs that you are a writer mid-book

Do you recognize the five early warning signs of a bad beta reader for your fantasy novel?

5. They address all correspondence using your main characters first name (Dear Frodo) 4. They ask how to find the portal to your world. (is that through a wardrobe?) 3. They use 1337 speak or text short hand when typing responses (UR s0 kewl) 2. They want you to call them for the feedback using … Continue reading Do you recognize the five early warning signs of a bad beta reader for your fantasy novel?