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The Craft: The Benefits of Critiquing Others' Work

Recently, I was able to critique my old friend, Daniel’s, book while it was in its second draft. So, pretty early on. It was more like being a Beta Reader than doing a critique. 756 more words


Book Six: Or, Perhaps My Most Important Book to Date

Last night, I finished writing another book.

*panic flails*

*throws confetti*

It’s my sixth ever completed book, which is mind blowing to me in its own right. 1,068 more words


Why Garbage First Drafts are Good--As Long As You're Being Strategic

I’m sure you’ve heard this advice before: get your first draft down. Don’t overthink it. Just get the thoughts down, get the words down, and finish. 931 more words

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Here’s to Crappy First Drafts

Funny thing happened this past week. My buddy, D—, finished the first draft of his novella.

Now, what’s funny about this is that it’s been awhile since D— wrote something, well, anything really. 430 more words

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Sh*tty First Draft

Interviewing an author for the Brevity Podcast, I ask how his book is coming along. He says it’s terrible. He has no idea how he’ll make his way through, finish a draft so he can fix it in revisions. 783 more words

Writing Process

#23 2017

Seeing friends  and acquaintances listing all their accomplishments on their social media feeds made me feel inadequate.

Last year started off with me trying to survive being back at work after returning from maternity leave. 1,134 more words