#Fridayblogging — How Many Drafts Did You Do Of Your Book?

Today, I read this fabulous blog post on drafting your novel and exactly how much work goes into it the second, eighth, and eighteenth time around the same manuscript. A LOT. Catherine is a blogger who I randomly found via WordPress but whose posts I’m going to start following. If only for commiseration and more … More #Fridayblogging — How Many Drafts Did You Do Of Your Book?

How to know you’re a writer #amwriting #writeon

You start imagining what your characters would do in this situation. (“Shayna would never put up with this shit.”) You cast your book-turned-into-a-movie with today’s list of stars. (Guillaume Canet, je t’aime http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0133899/bio ) You hear anecdotes and mentally file them away for your next chapter. (A cane, yes, that will do…) No one in … More How to know you’re a writer #amwriting #writeon

Tips for writers #amwriting #amtipping #DanWells

A very talented writer friend of mine shared this link, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC430F6A783A88697. In it, Dan Wells, author of I Am Not a Serial Killer, describes how he learned story structure from a Star Trek role play kit. Re-read that again. Coming from a long line of nerds, I was impressed this Mr. Wells recognized the inherent … More Tips for writers #amwriting #amtipping #DanWells

Buckle up and get your popcorn ready! #PitMad #goodvibes

I don’t know what it is about #PitMad but it is one of the best Twitter contests IMHO for authors. Not only is it a mile-a-minute-exciting because you never know who will like your tweet (really, you never know, I may have sleepily favorited a few and quickly unfavorited this morning — not an agent, … More Buckle up and get your popcorn ready! #PitMad #goodvibes

#PitchMadness ain’t finished yet! (or An open window: Musings on Moments Abroad)

When I was living in France, I was teaching Psychology and Sociology in English at the local university. Do I have a degree in either one of these fields? Nope. But I’m a native English speaker and the material was provided. It was an amazing job! I worked 7 hours a week my last semester … More #PitchMadness ain’t finished yet! (or An open window: Musings on Moments Abroad)