Last week, in response to my Your Questions Answered post, I received an astute comment from editor Katherine Harms on reducing a manuscript's word count. Katherine has graciously allowed me to post her comment for you. If you haven't read the detailed Q&A on Continue Reading ››
How is it that some novelists create stories that live and breathe in the minds of readers? Multiple … Continue Reading ››
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When it comes to social media networking, writers are above the curve. We schedule, post, update, Tweet, pin, recommend, at, like, share, hashtag, stumble, and digg with abandon. And yet, any time a new social networking platform crops up, we're among the first to groan.
There's a correlation.Most of us are doing too much. … Continue Reading ››
Self-editing is a non-negotiable essential. That goes without saying for most writers, and yet agents often report … Continue Reading ››
The closing scene of a novel has to work hard within the confines of time and space to tie up loose ends and put a nice finish on your story. After a masterful climactic scene, the audience waits in anticipation for the final curtain to rise. This is dessert, if you will, following a fine supper, … Continue Reading ››