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
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 list maker and a goal setter. I start my day with a little note pad and I write down what I need to accomplish before I crawl back into bed. Kind of OCD but I can’t seem to get through the day without something to check off and I get a feeling of… Continue reading Re-defining goals
~ Voirey Linger Watching your book flop is never pretty. Believe me, I know from first-hand experience. It hurts to admit it, but it’s true. I set my darling fly like an eagle, free and soaring high above the world, and it took a header into the pavement. No matter how many times I picked… Continue reading Success and Selling Out
I’m cheating. Ssshhhhh, don’t tell my mom. Or the teacher. I’m cheating for a good reason! Promise! What can possibly be a good reason to cheat? The desire to spread a powerful message. A few weeks ago, I wrote this post on my personal blog. As a writer, I believe it needs to reach as many other… Continue reading Power of a Writer
We’ve all heard the war stories. The author with a shoebox, suitcase, or trunk filled with rejections, or the one who toiled for decades taking no after no on the chin. I wish I was one of those people who can scoff when someone disses my work, but I can’t. Rejection hurts. Bad reviews suck.… Continue reading Rejoicing in rejection