Editing Tip #63

Don’t Underestimate Your Readers ~ I could have been snippy with the sub-title on this tip but I didn’t think it would be taken as the tongue-in-cheek moment it was meant to be… showing an understanding of my general readership…. Read More ›

Editing Tip #61

Keep an Open Mind ~ Before you begin the editing process it’s imperative to first understand what your goals are for this piece of writing. If you’re writing just for you and don’t give a damn about going traditional or… Read More ›

Editing Tip #57

Finding Voice, Pt. 3 ~ We’ve established so far that not only does your voice need to be consistent and properly focused toward your ideal reader but your characters’ voices need a ring of authenticity. Even if you’re writing high… Read More ›

Editing Tip #56

Finding Voice, Pt. 2 ~ First drafts are generally about getting ideas out and letting your muse take you down various garden paths. Even if you’re a planner, like me, and you have a fairly clear idea of what should… Read More ›

Editing Tip #55

Finding Voice, Pt. 1 ~ Many new or untrained writers face difficulty with the concept of voice in their stories. It’s easy enough to say, “Of course it’s consistent, I wrote it” or “What do you mean voice? It’s my… Read More ›

Public Perception & Writing

A writer’s audience is his reader… With NaNoWriMo inching ever closer I’ve mentioned to a few friends that I’m going to participate this year. “NaNo-what?” is the common response. I remember I felt that way too when I first learned… Read More ›