Tip #9

Writers often get bogged down in the middle of their work because they keep going back and editing the beginning. Yes, sometimes changes need to be made as we discover different than what we'd originally planned, but editing - honest to goodness editing - should wait until after the first draft is completed. Why? Writing... Continue Reading →

Tip #8

People who have broken legs use crutches.¬†Writers who have broken sentences use crutch words. A crutch word is an empty word with no purpose. It's just a filler. Dandelion fluff. If you remove it from your sentence, you won't even notice. No one likes to hear someone fill their speech with these. No one will... Continue Reading →

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 →

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