It’s hard to figure out when your book is ready for an agent, an editor, or a publisher. You write it, revise, send it to beta readers, revise again, stare at it for a few more weeks, hate it, love it, then hate it again. That’s about right, correct? But when are you done? When […]
I started writing again recently, and I barreled through about twenty thousand words in the first five days of my week. For me, that turned out to be three or four chapters. I think. The last chapter in Catcher in the Rye isn’t even a full page. Some chapters in other books can be twenty […]
Many sequels don’t compare to the original, and this applies both to books and movies. Sequels are interesting and worth the read, but readers might find themselves putting a bookmark in more often along the way. The only thing really driving them forward is the desire to find out what happens to the character(s) they […]
It’s not a topic addressed often, but it’s a question often asked internally. Writers are filled with self-doubt, usually, and the idea of feeling such doubt can rock you on the ledge between writing and not writing. First, I want to tell you that you’re not alone with your insecurities. The most heard phrase (I think) […]
Building an author platform, or any platform, is not what some people think it is: It isn’t quantitative. If you see a fellow writer with thousands of likes, look at how much activity their page has. It might be flooded with likes and comments and shares, or it might be empty of all except what […]
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