So you finished NaNoWriMo

So you finished NaNoWriMo

Congratulations! You've written a lot of words in a short amount of time that is a great first draft! I know, I know. You've heard first drafts are supposedly crap. They should never be seen by anyone, ever, and they're just garbage. A stream of consciousness that you're probably going to re-write at least five [...]

Why do you need to read?

Why do you need to read?

Writing advice is always subjective. It'll depend on the person giving the advice and the experience they had. There are rules you should follow, but if you're good enough you can get away with not following them. So people say write every day, some people say don't push yourself. Some say you need to outline books before [...]

#WritingWednesday: Telling, showing, and filter words

#WritingWednesday: Telling, showing, and filter words

This past year has been a big one for me. I took a lot of big leaps, including freelance editing full time. With such an intense amount of time spent editing each week, I've been starting to see a pattern in the issues with my clients' manuscripts. Today, I want to talk about this whole [...]