February 23, 2015

A mistake that many beginning writers make is giving their readers too much backstory. They load their first few chapters with details about their character’s past. We hear about the nun they hated in Catholic school and the girl who dumped them in the eleventh grade a...

February 16, 2015

Many authors are understandably nervous when they hire an editor. You have worked long and hard on your book and have poured the proverbial blood, sweat, and tears into it. Criticism, even the constructive variety, can be hard to take. To ease some of those fears, let’...

February 10, 2015

Many writers begin a novel with the intent to write a series. The desire is understandable. If you can hook readers with your first book and make them want to know what happens next, you’ve got a built-in readership for your second book. And your third. But how do you...

February 3, 2015

Today’s post is an interview with the multitalented Jennifer Lawler. She is an author, editor, teacher, and coach, and with over forty books under her belt, she has a lot of wisdom to share about the writing process. Let’s see what she has to say!

 

 

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