10 Things to stop doing to yourself as a writer had some interesting points to consider. I think I do more than these to be honest. Writers... we love to beat ourselves up about our writing. "Stop being afraid. Aspiring writers are experts at being afraid. Are you afraid of failure or success? You’ll never… Continue reading What do you to that gets in the way of your writing?
I have been working on a new novel for a bit now. It has flowed well. Then stuttered to a stop mid-scene. Something was off about this scene. It would just not play out right. What do you do when you falter? When you know beyond a doubt that something is just off about a… Continue reading Let it simmer
It seems that no matter how many times we edit our own work we can be blind to typos. Yet when we read a book or edit the work of someone else the typos pop right out. According to the article What's up with that: Why it's so hard to catch your own typos there… Continue reading Typo Blind
Check out: Ten Tips for a Terrific Antagonist I love a good antagonist. One point that really stuck out for me was: 4. Make sure your antagonist—at least in his own mind—has justification for everything he does. He has to believe he’s in the right, otherwise your reader won’t feel he’s real and will… Continue reading Looking at the Antagonist
I can tell you that I tend to write at night tucked into this little corner of my office. I have some serious clutter going on there and I am completely good with that. I like to be surrounded by a certain amount of clutter. I used to also write on my laptop in the… Continue reading Where do you write?
I publish all my ebooks with Smashwords which you can check out Here. They have a feature on there now where you can create an interview (with yourself) and it has offered questions you can answer or you can make up your own. I decided I might as well add this in there. I always… Continue reading Smashwords Interview
When I was a child I was told by someone that writing was a useless pursuit and that you never get anywhere doing it. You see I used to like having family read my stories. And then after that I felt embarrassed by them. Called it a hobby I did. Still, do call it that.… Continue reading Writing fears
When did you start writing?. " "You should do a blog post asking everyone how they got into the writing that they do, how long ago, etc.Which is a great question 🙂 So how did everyone’s writing journey begin? I guess for me… I’ve been writing since I was young. I started keeping a daily… Continue reading When did you start writing?
There is nothing like getting to the end of your first draft. Just typing out the very last words in the ending then *sigh* done. This sense of accomplishment and completion. Lasts a good few minutes. Then off to do all the work that comes after... ah, yes, all that bit. It was good while… Continue reading Getting to the end of your story…
How many spaces after a period? Pretty good question really. I had thought two at one time. But then back in the day, I was using a word processor. And it became a well-used habit to type with two. But then one begins to regularly use computers and not so much anymore. I use… Continue reading One space or two?