‘Write drunk, edit sober.’ Powerful words from Ernest Hemingway, if I do say so...Read More
Ah, plot holes. We all face them. But how do you fix them? Fixing a plot hole can be the...Read More
This is a guest post by Kayla Matthews. Giving and receiving feedback is an important part of...Read More
When writing, it’s important to get an objective point of view on your work. No matter how objective we think we are, at the end of the day, it’s a piece of writing that we’ve invested our time and maybe a little bit of our soul into, too. That’s why editing our own work is so difficult. And why getting a separate editor is so important.Read More
Writing groups—sometimes called critique groups—have a baaaad rep. As a member of a close-knit (and very tough-love) one, this bugs me. Different writing groups operate in different ways. Different people want...Read More
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