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You’re all WHOOSIES!

June 24, 2010


Let me ask you a question. Do you attend a writer’s group? Do you have a twitter account and follow a bunch of other writers for inspiration, and “To have somebody in the trenches with you”?  Do you regularly send out tweets about, “Gotta whip this WIP into shape!”  or “500 words today, not perfect, […]

Critique/Beta Responsibility

June 15, 2010


Sometimes you suck and sometimes you suck hard. I am talking about beta reading/critiquing.  Seems to me there is a certain measure of responsibility that goes along with helping a friend by reading their work and giving feedback. You have to be honest, you have to be nice (this is their freaking baby after all! […]


June 11, 2010


I have a couple of friends, they know who they are, who are tweaking their novel-length manuscripts. And they have been for a very long time. I don’t understand this. It’s not that I don’t understand them, I don’t under their tenacity. I write a story, play with it a few times, and then set […]


June 4, 2010


I’ve been writing a lot lately. There was a month or so where I didn’t write much. Didn’t feel like writing much. You know, I’m not one of those writers who does the write every day thing. Never have been. But this was a stretch for me. I hadn’t written in a few weeks. Sure, […]