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The Adventure Begins!

by Lillian Csernica on May 22, 2015

Soon I shall be loading my con gear for a wild weekend of gladsome geekery.  Last year at Clockwork Alchemy… 221 more words


Editing Advice: Find a Proofreader for Your Story

I’m going to start with a rather bold statement today:

Writers cannot edit their own work beyond a certain point.

Yes, we may be able to fix crucial plot problems and catch quite a few spelling and syntax errors on our own, but after a while, no matter how sharp our eyes, how well-trained we are, how many times we read the story, we’re going to eventually stop seeing the problems. 389 more words

Writing Advice

Guest Blog: The Brute Squad - Fight scenes

D.M. Gutierrez wants to introduce a new guest blogger, jokergirl.  Thanks so much for stepping in this week, JG :)

The Brute Squad- Fight scenes and how to cheat your way through them… 908 more words

Writing A Novel


According to Wikipedia self-censorship is defined as the act of censoring or classifying one’s own work out of fear of, or deference to, the sensibilities or preferences (actual or perceived) of others and without overt pressure from any specific party or institution of authority. 294 more words


How Not to Edit

Editing is terrifying. Taking my baby, my beautiful book, and tearing it to shreds like it was beset by a pack of ravenous wolves is a horrifying process to begin with. 565 more words


To Oxford or Not to Oxford? That is the Question.

You know those memories you carry with you from childhood—the ever-vivid, how-do-I-still-remember-this-like-it-was-yesterday kind? Well, one of mine involves a very grumpy Language Arts (remember when elementary school “English” was called that?!) teacher and…dun, dun, dun…the Oxford comma, a.k.a. 500 more words


Writing a Novel - Part One: Why Bother?

The advent of self-publishing means everyone’s doing it, it seems. Amazon has literally millions of books for sale and the number is increasing every day. Millions of people chasing a dream even though the vast majority will never make a living out of it. 521 more words