Monthly archives: October, 2017

I’m not alpha material.

Hey there! I’m doing my own post for once. I am exhausted, the disease I fight is kicking me in the shins right now, so if this is a mess from an editorial standpoint, I’m writing about betaing, not editing. Very different things. Beta? What the heck is a beta? From the business dictionary: Second …

Will you or won’t you?

There was a stretch – certainly nothing recent – where I wrote every day for 144 straight days. It started out as a way of trying to measure my productivity. For those of you that don’t know, I am a big fan of using spreadsheets. Which is kinda funny, because if I had to rely …

Five tips to increase suspense in your writing

  One of the things writers struggle with in their stories is how to build suspense. The definition of suspense is a mental uncertainty, a pleasant excitement to a decision or outcome (Thank you, Merriam-Webster).   So,  how does one go about creating suspense? I will list several methods for your consideration. The unreliable narrator. …

The Answers Lie Within, part 1: Untangling an Ending

Art Credit: Highgate YYoga Sign Artist JPYMAI; photo by me Six weeks ago, for this week’s post I planned to talk about something I was doing to keep me productive and hold myself accountable: wordcount tracking, and the Excel spreadsheet I threw together that would keep a running tally. I’d just started, so I thought …