Are you making compelling characters? 5 questions that will help you decide

1) Does she make a memorable first impression? Think about someone you recently met. You began creating an impression of that person before he or she even mutter a word. Before dialogue begins, we need to know where your character is in space and how she is absorbing it. Show us her body language. You … Continue reading Are you making compelling characters? 5 questions that will help you decide

Your lack of respect for commonly confused words, confuses me

Yesterday a had a conversation that went, in part, like this: ME: Your idea is good, and your protagonist is quite original and fun. One thing I would recommend is to research commonly confused words. HER: It doesn't matter. The reader will know what I mean. ME: But it does matter. If you want to … Continue reading Your lack of respect for commonly confused words, confuses me

A writer should never skimp on editing: 5 types to consider before you hit send

Editing is complicated.There are lots of different editing types. It is expensive. Charges are all over the place. And when you are trying to break into the writing business knowledge about process and money to support front end expenses is often scarce. BUT. And it is a big but. If you do not do your homework and invest on editing, you are likely not going to go as far as you otherwise might.