When I was younger, I was a big roller coaster fan. My brother and I used to spend a day at Six Flags doing nothing but running from one coaster to the next. When my kids hit the daredevil stage, I was right there in line with them, willing and able to ride the tallest,… Continue reading Thrilled, but vaguely nauseous. Thanks for asking….
Voirey Linger I’m going to finish four books by the end of May with an estimated word count total of 200,000 words. Don’t choke. Breathe through it. You with me? Okay then. Please note, I didn’t say I was going to WRITE four books. The books are already on my hard drive, partials left languishing… Continue reading Goals and Deadlines
Voirey Linger How long has it been since you looked at your social media? I don’t mean checking your tweets or looking at your Facebook feed, I mean stepping back and taking a look at how your media looks to readers. As authors, we frequently hear how important social media is to our marketing, but… Continue reading Get Your Social Media Updated for 2014
Voirey Linger I see the topic of book length come up quite frequently in writers’ circles. What’s too long? What’s too short? How big should a scene or chapter be? The advice tossed around can be very confusing because, well, quite simply, there is no one right answer. Books are as long as the story,… Continue reading How Long Is a Book?
We all know how to use introspection to convey important plot/character points in our stories, but do we use it enough when it comes to our careers? When I first started writing, I moved from one project to the next without thinking beyond ‘The End’, but that’s not true anymore. As I shared back in… Continue reading Introspection: A Writer’s best friend
Voirey Linger I’m not a new author. Let’s get that out of the way up front. I’ve got a few titles under my belt, both with a digital-first publisher and self-published. I wouldn’t say I have a huge amount of experience, but I’m no noob. I don’t really have a lot of anxiety about writing,… Continue reading New Author Jitters
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