Rough First Drafts and Rigorous Revision with Sara Grant

I first met Sara Grant at her workshop on editing (a workshop I highly recommend) when, of course, I asked if she would be willing to provide a post for this blog. Being the lovely lady she is, she said yes. So here in a nutshell is her wisdom on the editing process.

Rough First Drafts and Rigorous Revision

You’ve finished the first draft of your novel. Stop. Celebrate. Take a much needed break. Once you are refreshed…

Roll up your sleeves and get back to work. Continue reading

Investing In Yourself As A Writer

Investing in yourself as a writer

I’ve written another guest post. This time over at conn bardi’s website. It’s about having the faith to invest in yourself as a writer.

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Eight Rules for Better Action Writing from Nick Cross

Happy New Year to everyone. Here’s hoping 2013 brings us all writing successes and is a time when our dreams will be fulfilled. To kick off the new year here’s a guest post from Nick Cross, who blogs over at Who Ate My Brain.

Eight Rules for Better Action Writing

I’ve always loved action sequences in films. Maybe it’s a boy thing, but I can’t get enough of inventive, kinetic, thrilling scenes that make me feel as if I’m dodging every punch. When I began writing novels, I naturally found myself adding fast-paced set pieces to liven up my plotline. However, I quickly discovered three things: Continue reading