Like a serial killer? Don’t ask. Anyway… I follow Catherine, Caffeinated. She’s a feisty writer who has carved out a niche in the self-publishing advice blognet. I haven’t read any of her books, but she doles out some great advice on her blog. Recently, she invited Robert Doran, an editor with Kazoo Independent Publishing Services … More Some serial editing
Guess what? I got me a writing coach! (Happy me: :D) No, a writing coach does not write anything for you. It is not ghost writing or co-writing. Think of it as having a one-way-street writing buddy relationship with a professional writer. I had my first session last week, and I have to say it … More Writing Update 2012-1
I know that I love to write. I like to record the daydreams that assault me every day, every waking moment. It makes me happy. But, like most writers (right?), I hate to revise. For me, revising is like having your teeth cleaned while getting an enema. It is just not pleasant. But, we all … More The bane of my life
I really do try to keep typos from making an appearance in my writing. I know it doesn’t seem like I proof my posts, but despite the overwhelming damning evidence, I do. Why is it that I can type the word beacon, when I know I meant to say beckon? In my head, I hear the word beckon, but … More Bloody Typos
Ah, yes, originality! Or, better yet, as listed in my thesaurus: imagination, creativity, inventiveness, ingenuity, cleverness, individuality, freshness, newness, novelty, uniqueness, boldness, daring, unconventionality, unorthodox, singularity. I have none of those qualities. And the thing is, I like clichés! I use them all the time in my day-to-day speech and, of course, in my writing … More Originality or Steal?
In this first of twenty-five posts, I will explore the first point of advice contained in the Writer’s Digest article 25 Ways to Improve Your Writing in 30 Minutes a Day. I hope you find my little public exercise useful. 1. Flow A piece of writing is a living thing. Our goal should be to … More Flow