Tip #7

This one is titled "Authenticity". I can't tell you how many times I've read someone's manuscript, only to find the wrong words or misunderstandings about a piece of information that's easily found. I spent hours and days and weeks researching, not only the location, but also the time period, the political climate, the people in... Continue Reading →

Tip #6

I wrote recently about writing what you love because you may not get published. It bears repeating, especially when many writers like to write about various things. It seems to have become the ... fad... to write the latest ... fad. *cough* Young adult SF became the rage with the movies Divergent, Maze Runner, and... Continue Reading →

Tip #5

You have no idea how heavy an unfinished manuscript draft, long or short, can weigh on you. The first draft especially. This is probably my most often given advise: Finish it. Just spit it out there. Good, Bad, or Ugly. As long as the last word of that draft is done, even if it devolves... Continue Reading →

Tip 4

Just as the beginning of your story is important, so is your ending. Perhaps more so. It's what brings your reader back for your next story. It needs to be strong, crisp, and memorable. It needs to make your reader hungry for more.

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