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The Road to Being Published

Ever since I was just seven years old, I have wanted to become an author. I didn’t know what it was called at the time, but I always wanted to write a book and let people see it. 212 more words


Lesson 28

Today, I’m going to talk to you about not letting editing get the best of you. I know, it’s stressful sometimes. Believe me. I’ve been there. 333 more words

Writing Tips

Write the Novel — Kneading the Details

Here we are plowing through our second drafts. We’re working on strengthening our voice and building emotional muscle throughout the story. What are we going to do about those ragged lumps? 739 more words

Beginner Writer

Second draft complete and 100th blog post

The end.

Ahhh that feels good. I just rewrote my last chapter and added those two little words. Six letters in total that signify another milestone reached. 113 more words


Second Draft - V/H/S 2 Review

“Found footage” is arguably the ugliest of the horror subgenres in that it wears its heart on its sleeve; it’s made cheaply, and it knows it’s made cheaply. 1,402 more words


Write the Novel — Build Emotional Muscle

If real estate is location, location, location, a novel’s second draft is emotion, emotion, emotion. Many writers, myself included, write the first draft focused on what comes next. 1,063 more words

Sharon Wildwind

Improving my book: manuscript critique vs beta readers

I wrote last week that I’d finished the second draft of Danny Chaucer’s Flying Saucer, and that my next priority to get some outside input – people who can help me clarify what’s good about it (hopefully something), what could be improved … and what stinks. 905 more words