Voirey Linger It’s strange how fast life can change, how quickly everything can turn upside down and leave you struggling to get your bearings. Everything flipped for me on October 6. I got a call from my dad saying he was in the hospital with what he believed was a stroke. Dad’s a recently retired… Continue reading Saying Goodbye to Daddy
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
So, as I told you last month, I’m already wading into NaNoWriMo. That means this month I’ll be focused on finding the right balance between real life and writing so I can complete my goal without ending up unemployed, divorced, or besieged by a killer rabbit. Would any of you be shocked to hear that… Continue reading Shh. Don’t tell…
Next month I will chase after my fifth National Novel Writing Month win. Whoo hoo! For anyone who may be unfamiliar with the concept of NaNoWriMo, the theme is ‘Thirty days and nights of literary abandon!’ This means that you write your sweet tuchas off for thirty days, trying to reach a goal of 50,000… Continue reading NaNoWriMo prep
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