Most of us have some form of resources that we use for our novels and other writings. I am no different but mine have changed over the years as I’ve grown as a writer. Below are some of the things I use.
My first resource started years ago when I came back to writing more consistently. I knew I had a lot to learn and so I went on a writer’s retreat that was more a class in writing than a place to simply write. That was a turning point for me because I met a writing… Continue reading
I went to ThrillerFest this past July and posted about my experience last month. As I said then, it was the first conference I’ve attended and, predictably, I racked up plenty of boo-boos. There were some good things as well so I’ve distilled both ends of the experience into a short list of takeaways that, hopefully, will help other neophyte conference attendees.
#1 Know your purpose and goal in attending the event. I knew that my purpose was to assess whether I wanted to engage an agent for my second book, having self-published the first. I wanted to see… Continue reading
This is a bit of a question with no easy answer. Who do I speak with? I have no one person with whom I hash everything out.
I email my cousin if I have ideas or a short story. I do not expect expert critique from my cousin – usually she will ask a question if she does not understand everything or she will say that she likes it … in a worst case scenario she will just forget that she received that particular short story! Sometimes I will send her two beginnings of stories (NaNoWriMo that never reached… Continue reading