2018: My Year in Review

It's the end of the year! And that means it's time for me to look back at what I accomplished, and lament review how it went! (Also, I full acknowledge that this is going to be ridiculously boring to anyone who isn't me. Sorry. It's tradition.) Reading: The trend continues! If there's one thing I'm … Continue reading 2018: My Year in Review

Advertisements

Do authors need to read a lot of books?

Yes. Post's over! You can all go home now, guys. You--...what? I need to write a little more than that? Honestly, this is one of those questions I've never understood. "The best writers are avid readers" appears in every "Advice for Writers" forum, book, and blog ever written. But writing communities are full of posts … Continue reading Do authors need to read a lot of books?

Outlining, Outlining, Outlining! – And Rock Your Plot by Cathy Yardley

I recently finished Rock Your Plot by Cathy Yardley, and my very short review is on Gooodreads. But, like always, I'm going to leave the review on Goodreads and ramble about what it meeeeeeans to me here. This has not, so far, been a very good year for writing. I'll write about that later, I'm … Continue reading Outlining, Outlining, Outlining! – And Rock Your Plot by Cathy Yardley

New Leaf Literary and Media on agents and “It’s good, it’s just not for me.”

I'm querying! That means I glom onto absolutely everything I find online that is related to the process of querying. In fact, I am currently I'm sitting on a treasure trove of agent-related links, none of which I have actually bothered to post here. So it's time. I am actually going to start posting these … Continue reading New Leaf Literary and Media on agents and “It’s good, it’s just not for me.”