Beta Reading, Publishing, Teaching Writing, Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing, Writing Tips

Anne’s “Do” and “Do NOT” List For That Story You’re Thinking About Publishing

Writing a story is one thing. Writing it for other people to read- well, that's a whole different ballgame, isn't it? Writing, editing, editing some more, rewriting, editing, choosing a publishing venue, editing, formatting and cover design, and a few more rounds of editing- getting a book to a point where it can be called… Continue reading Anne’s “Do” and “Do NOT” List For That Story You’re Thinking About Publishing

Beta Reading, Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing, Writing Tips

Eight Terms New Writers May Not Know But Probably Should

As a child, I resisted asking for help.  After all, if I had to ask, someone might suspect that I didn't know everything. (Gasp!) I'd like to say that I've gotten better as I've gotten older, but I've never been a good liar. When I took my first tentative steps towards seeking publication a couple… Continue reading Eight Terms New Writers May Not Know But Probably Should

Life, Storytelling, Uncategorized, Writing Inspiration, Writing Tips

Fictional Babies Never Spit Up: On Writing Characters With Children

Ah, details. There's nothing like a detail that's out of place or forgotten for pulling me out of a story. For instance, I have no problem watching a movie about reconstituted dinosaurs walking the Earth. I'll even accept that the characters truly believe that this time having said dinosaurs in a theme park will work out. But… Continue reading Fictional Babies Never Spit Up: On Writing Characters With Children

Uncategorized, Writing Tips

Three Questions To Ask When Choosing Your Research Sources

Hello Readers and Writers! Today, I'm revisiting and refreshing a post from 3 years ago. In a period where news stories diverge widely depending on where they come from and even Facebook (that authoritative pinnacle of reliable information) is busy "fact-checking,"  exploring the reliability of sources isn't just for writers—though it's still awfully important for us! I… Continue reading Three Questions To Ask When Choosing Your Research Sources

Beta Reading, Publishing, Uncategorized, Writing Tips

Better Beta Readings

It never fails to surprise me when, in spite of my best efforts, typos slip into my writing. I proofread my blog posts until my eyes won't focus. I've proofread my longer pieces until I can't stand to look at them any more. Perfection still eludes me. And that is where a good beta reader becomes… Continue reading Better Beta Readings

Uncategorized, Writing Tips

Getting You’re Homophones Rite

The teacher in me came out to play. Yes, the spelling is deliberate. 🙂 I apologize in advance to anyone else who is driven slightly crazy by misused words! Riting in English can be ruff. Not only are their rules of grammar and use to fallow, but, just when ewe think you've got it awl… Continue reading Getting You’re Homophones Rite