When I started writing, I’d never heard of a critique group or partner. I just wrote. I wasn’t sure if my writing was decent or not. It bothered me. My husband was not a big reader, and having my young daughters (both avid readers) read the erotic romances I wrote just didn’t seem all too appealing. I did a bit of research... more →
This is just a short post. I’ve been pressed for time and dead beat.
So I ask you. As a writer, do your lips move when you edit? No? Well, maybe it’s time to change your methods.
This week I rediscovered The Art of Reading Aloud. I kinda like that title.
Anyway, I do most of my edits in silence. Shame. Shame. For me,... more →
Everyone has their pet peeves. One thing to keep in mind is pet peeves are about the person who holds them, not the person who’s doing the evil deed. Generally, people are not out to get you (unless we’re talking family). They’re not trying to push your buttons.
If you have a pet peeve in writing, think of it as... more →
If you’re like me, you can’t wait to receive the next critique of your chapter, story, novel, whatever.
“You’ve got mail.”
You click the flashing envelope one to many times and wait for the multiple windows to load. Then the critique…
Your critter has found so many things you’ve missed, and... more →
Ever get something on paper and think to yourself…hmm, something’s not quite right? I know I do. And I’ll let you in on a little secret. You’re right. Something isn’t right. Maybe you’re thinking the piece you’ve written is a bit drab. You’re right, it is. Or perhaps you’re wondering... more →