I wrote a chapter book. It was fun, and silly, and my gut told me I needed to make the main character a couple years older. What did I do? I told my gut to be quiet and sent the manuscript off to an agent. She loved the first three chapters and requested the full … Continue reading Writers – Trust Your Gut
If there's one thing we writers can all agree on it's on how important it is to have someone other than your Aunt Margaret edit your manuscript. You've been starring at your precious gem for so long you don't see the little things. That's why editors and publishers nearly demand that your manuscript be edited … Continue reading Get your story critiqued for free by others in the writing field.
Mosaic Writers: The Puzzle Masters We've covered "Pantster" and the "Plotser" methods for writing. Now we're going to cover the more disjointed style of writing - Mosaic writing. This method is near and dear to my heart, because it's what I discovered works best for me (after lots of trial and mostly errors with the … Continue reading PART THREE – Mosaic Writing Style
When I bring dinner to the table, it's not the chicken nuggets my eight year gets old excited about, it's the veggies. Peas? She squeals. Carrots? She sighs. Mix those two together and I'm afraid she might faint from all the excitement. No, she's not normal, and I love her for it. We, as writers, could … Continue reading WRITING TIP: Eat your veggies and your criticism too.
So, it's time to practice what I preach. Today my writing time is revising a silly picture book manuscript I'm getting ready to submit (I love it so, so much. Can't wait to see it with illustrations). Enough about me... What are you spending your writing time on today? Share your current work in progress in … Continue reading Revise: What’s your current work in progress?