Tag «writing process»

Heading off into the Weeds

Ok, I’m sure that you’ve all heard this phrase at one point or another. Generally, it is used to refer to a point where you’ve veered so far off topic that you’re not getting anywhere. But I’d like you to take a few moments to consider what might be out there. While you’re doing that, …

Tell the Story

I’m writing a book that I don’t know I’ll be able to sell. Of course no book comes with a guarantee that it’s going to sell (and that may be the topic of another post), but this one has its risks. Risk #1: I am writing someone who is not me. Really not me. How …

Strength Training

“It doesn’t get any easier. You just get stronger.” I could wax poetic about how January is about fresh starts, but there are so many different times and seasons that are referred to as the “new year” in their various contexts, that the only thing about the standard calendar is that it aligns with a …

Revision Time

Since I’m fresh off an intensive revise and rewrite stint, guess what this weeks post is all about? Yep. The Dreaded Revision Process. Writers seem to fall into two camps when it comes to revisions—those who can’t wait to dig in and smooth out issues, versus those who would rather have a root canal from …