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Keep your promise to your readers

Helga’s Post # 106: During our recent downsizing from house to condo I was forced to part with a multitude of boxes containing heaps of notes and articles about writing. 1,051 more words



That thing where you have a nice little slot of time in between projects and you just know you can fit something else in, but then end up getting sick and are unable to do anything? 175 more words


How to get started!

I know more than a few writers who’ve heard the ever classic, “Oh, I’d love to write a book, but I just don’t know where to start.” Well folks here’s the answer to that predicament, start wherever. 234 more words


On writing exercises and notebooks

It was a writing exercise “Describe your childhood bedroom in 300 words” that provided the inspiration for my previous post, Why these sad tears stream – my first attempt at flash fiction – that and my childhood interest in fairies. 443 more words


11: Step Two Complete!

Step one was when I wrote the first draft.  Step two is the hand written editing I’ve been working on.


*collapses into a heap* 209 more words

First Drafts

Writing Journal: How Long Must a Chapter Be?

Not too long ago I had a full-time gig as a writer’s assistant. She was a successful memoirist and essayist, but between her own book deals, she made a living off of a wide range of freelance editorial projects. 1,947 more words


Chronicling The Craft: FIRST DRAFT - DONE!

What’s Next, and A Question For You

Chapters Completed: 35

Chapters In Progress: 0

Chapters Not Started: 0

“Chronicling The Craft” is an article series where I share my experience with writing my current work-in-progress (WIP), which is a fantasy novel. 1,150 more words

Sara Letourneau