Monthly Archives: December 2011
My word for 2012 is deliberate. Here’s to a deliberate and thoughtful new year of good writing, kindness, good friends, good health and peace.
Before you write and while you’re writing, it’s important to keep track of what’s going on in the book industry. It always has been important, but right now, big things are happening, and it’ll help you make good decisions regarding … Continue reading
Yesterday was Christmas. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. Personally, I’m glad it’s over. Always after a big holiday, I ‘m ready to get back to the business at hand. It’s only natural to use the time between … Continue reading
There are lots of rules that govern the mechanics of writing. So many that we have editors to keep track of them and go over our writing to make sure we don’t embarrass ourselves by committing some super writing faux … Continue reading
When you’re writing, do you think about pacing? Do you plan out the speed of it? Do you orchestrate a certain number of scenes that will zoom and others that will amble along? There are so many things to pay … Continue reading