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Choosing a Title

When you write fanfiction, titles tend to come easily. A line from a song; a bit of dialogue; or a short phrase can work, but I have found it to be difficult outside of the fanfiction genre. 573 more words


Editing Tip #49


First Impressions, Pt.4 ~

Your first chapter has to be your “Wow” chapter. It’s the one that pulls readers, agents, and small publishers into your story. 441 more words


Encouraging Aspiring Writers

As a freelance writer and writing instructor, I’m often asked to edit the work of my peers and of aspiring writers. And I love to encourage others to… 684 more words

Writer's Life

BIYC: The DOs and DON'Ts of Hanging Threads

*Nonfiction* and *Fiction*

You don’t need to resolve every single plot thread, character arc, and unanswered question in your book.

You DO need to make it absolutely clear to the reader that you left the unresolved things that way on purpose. 702 more words

Book In A Year Challenge

Life Imitating Art Imitating Life....

We now turn to the last of The 7 Reasonable Rules of Writing: Being led by inspiration rather than trying to control the performance of the tale. 1,105 more words


A Chat with DIY Author

A little while ago I was called upon to share some editing knowledge in vocalised format with the Interweb. Click here to listen to my pearls of relative wisdom.  121 more words


Bête Noire

 An extract from my blog, www.thehouseofquice.blogspot.com:

Is this the insanity of grief?

The insanity of shame?

For I feel Him mocking me,

Watching from afar, 149 more words