So, where do the stories come from? What makes a good story? Or…what makes a story good? As with all art, it is up to the Reader to decide whether a story is good or not, and for many they can’t tell you why they feel that way. Some of us like to read dark,
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I get asked fairly often how it is that I do what I do. For a long time I didn’t realize that not everyone has an endless loop of stories in their heads or characters that pull up a chair to have a chat. It seems inconceivable to me and I know that in those
As a new writer, one of the hang ups I had was tending to slip between past tense and present, particularly when I was writing action. There’s just something more intense about action in the present tense. It was an accident that I would sometimes catch, and sometimes not. I still do one thorough reading
As a reader, one of the things that can kick me out of a story or make me put a book down is what I call “point of view slips”. You know, you’re reading along in one point of view and there’s that random sentence/paragraph that is written in a completely different point of view.
I have openings in my editing schedule, and I’m looking to fill them! Do you have an editing need? I provide business, technical, creative non-fiction and fiction editing with a quick turn around to help you get ready for publishing/submitting. What types of things do I do? Final Copy-Edit (typos & polishing) Developmental Edit (Asking
As we start a new week, I find myself very worried about money, but still optimistic overall. I have a little bit of work, with a vague promise of more on the horizon. I haven’t been paid yet for my first week, just submitted my hours for the second week, and we embark on the
Wow, how did we get to March so fast?! Seems like we were only just sludging our way through the year of January, and now we’ve made a slide into March. My plans to take over the world have fallen seriously behind. Something must be done! No, seriously, while things are ugly in the world