Tag «Amy Bauer»

Dissection

A few months ago, Janet blogged on how Writers Gotta Read. Read and keep reading is advice writers are told repeatedly. Many of us shake our heads at the thought of anyone who wants to be an author who doesn’t have a reading list a mile long. This is a not a problem that pertains to …

The Crucible

I didn’t want to write this post. I really didn’t. But the Million Words is about learning to write well and our collective journey as authors through the wilds of the publishing industry, and I just experienced a major milestone that most, if not all, of my fellow Million Word contributors have already encountered. A …

Enjoying the Ride

For too long, I assumed skilled storytellers sprang into existence like Athena from the head of Zeus, and I wasn’t one of those gifted few. I envisioned the lucky authors adept at turning phrases, with the innate ability to craft memorable stories, intriguing characters, and gripping plots. Writers stopped mid-dinner, staring into space while fantastic …