When it comes to crafting voice, emotion is even more important than technique. You have to be in touch with your MC’s joy and pain.
Rejection is often uncomfortable, but if you’re comfortable you’re probably not growing. Feedback, even when it feels brutal, is essential to improve.
The dreaded writer’s block. Most writers experience it at least once, and when it hits it’s deadly. Right now, I’m dealing with a case of editor’s block. To make my deadline, I promised to edit at least ten pages of my MS each day. That’s […]
Last April, I learned valuable pitch conference lessons at the Desert Dreams Writer’s Conference in Phoenix. I left that conference excited to revise my manuscript. My goal was to query as many agents and editors as possible. I thought my revisions would take two or three months. They […]
Reposted from: January 28, 2106 [adrianaloveswriting.wordpress.com] Writing contests are a fun mix of anticipation and terror. To enter, authors submit the first 20 to 30 pages of an MS, say a prayer, and prep for feedback. The top three in the initial round make it to the final […]