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Originally posted on The Wickeds:
Edith, somewhere in southern Indiana I’m delighted to have our good friend, independent editor Ramona DeFelice Long, as our Ask the Editor guest today. She’s smart, funny (in that delightful southern kind of way), generous, hardworking, and has a knack for gathering people into the most intriguing of conversations. She’s…
I am not in the Ireland or UK but enjoy her writing! If you are in the UK or Ireland, check out her awesome goody bag you could win just for having FUN! And EVERYONE likes fun, right?!??!
If you are like me, you have your acquaintances, your friends, your close friends, and another group of friends entirely: your writer friends. I only have a few of the last category (I am working on expanding my circle). I have one in particular who sends me first drafts of her stuff, and I read it … More Beta Reading: A Sacred Trust
No, the title is not an ode to terrible copy editing. It is my blurb-word (made up word) to remind myself to keep it simple in my writing. If I get bogged down with a scene or bit of dialogue, I LOVE to excessively adjectavize: i.e. use to many freaking adjectives. But not today. Today my dialogue will … More Adjectavizing
Useful and easy to navigate submission guideline database. I use this when I am searching for a market for one of my short stories. This database saves me the trouble of going to every single magazine or e-zine site individually and finding their submission guidelines. It is updated periodically, and an excellent tool for freelance writers. Submission … More Handy Dandy Submission Guideline Database
500 Great Words for Writing Love Scenes
Originally posted on Lit World Interviews:
Many authors are reluctant to actively be seen to market their books. Some go so far as to never market their books, but work very hard nevertheless on their blogs and other social networks. I haven’t tried very hard to sell my books, but I usually do mention them…
I love obsessing about word counts. I guess it seems to me a quantifiable way to measure my productivity. Plus, if the words are there, then the editing naturally follows, and then maybe something someone would want to read! In that vein, here is another article about average word counts for different genres, from nownovel.com. … More Word Counts!
Some days, the words just flow out of my fingers, thousands of them, before I even realize it. The only things that shake me out of my writing reverie are my aching wrists, or pressure on my bladder. Saturdays are the best for this. I generally have the house to myself; my husband is usually at … More Differing Levels of Production