If you’ve been following my posts, you know I’m in the middle of trying to get published for the first time. You also know that I entered the fiction profession by jumping in with both feet and then learning to swim. I have a finished manuscript, and I’m pitching to publishing companies. The responses have… Continue reading Why Hire an Editor?
The writers on this blog have talked a lot about our fall retreat last month. It’s obvious that what happens at a DSRA retreat doesn’t stay at the retreat. And that’s a good thing. At one point, Megan Mitcham uttered some words of wisdom that mean so much to all the writers in our group.… Continue reading Standing In the Light
I still remember my seventh grade algebra teacher. She was a little old lady with glasses (in reality, she was probably only around thirty-five) and always covered in chalk dust—which pretty much dates me to being as old as my algebra teacher probably really was. But I remember hearing kids complain, “But Ms. Little Old… Continue reading And You Thought You’d Never Need Algebra
Remember the movie Cocoon? How the old people swam in the pool with the cocoon and suddenly felt rejuvenated just from being near the thing? That’s how I feel today. I just got back from the DSRA Writers’ Retreat, and I’ve not stopped talking about it. I’m buzzed, refreshed, recharged, and positive. Spending time with… Continue reading A Writer’s Gathering with Sandra Jones
By Voirey Linger As writers, we deal with failure regularly in the form of the dreaded rejection. We hear regularly that it’s part of the business. But it’s more than just a facet of business, it’s part of life. No one is completely successful at everything they attempt. Everyone fails. But too often we see… Continue reading Failure: Take It Like a Scientist
I’m a fan of using YouTube to learn about important things in life like fixing your toilet, cleaning your airconditioning filter, and…revising your novel.
I’m a huge fan of James Scott Bell. Enjoy and learn from the following video on novel revision.
BIO: Brinda lives in the southern US with her family and two spunky cairn terriers. She’s terribly fond of chocolate, coffee, and books that take her away from reality.
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We’d love to date some of our novels. Spend hours gazing into their deep vanilla pages, drinking in their character and whit over the candle light. Pay thirty bucks to sit near them in a dark theatre, sharing a drink and popcorn, hoping beyond hope your fingers graze their cover. Then contact is made and… Continue reading Dating Your Novel