Editing long documents can be a nightmare. As writers, it’s exciting to see your work in progress grow, but daunting when it comes to revisions. One way to ease those editing pains is to use Headings and a Table of Contents to organize your work into sections, whether those are chapters or something more tailored…Read more Ease Editing with Microsoft Word’s Table of Contents Feature
If I hear the word ‘platform’ one more time, I’m going to scream…. If you want to make a living with your writing, you’ve heard the word platform. And if you like writing enough to want to eek out a living on scribbles, you’re probably not the prototypical social butterfly. So, if you’re like most introverted…Read more If I hear the word ‘platform’ one more time, I’m going to scream….
We all know the schtick. Resolutions are made to be broken. By February, most of us have forgotten any resolutions made, let alone are sticking to them. It’s another pointless, painful cycle, accompanied by nagging feelings of disappointment and self-doubt. Are you ready to kick it to the curb? Try thinking of your resolutions as…Read more Keep Your Writing Resolutions
Write a million stories. Write a hundred bad stories. Write short short stories and long rambling neverending tales that you’ll never finish and will eventually give up as a bad job. Write different genres, point of views, settings, voices — anything to mix it up in the early stages. When you ‘finish’ drafts, rest them, read them, revise them,…Read more So you think you want to write fiction…
New Year, New You, or Nah? A New Way to Look at New Year’s Resolutions If your holidays were anything like mine, that meant you spent at least five minutes staring at the sprawling pile of dirty dishes on your counter and the stack of half-wrapped presents on your floor, all while your mental to-do list…Read more New Year, New You, or Nah?
Recently I’ve been reading a lot of Medium articles and, as a writer, I naturally find myself brushing through the writing blogs. There are loads of listicles covering the best books on writing, which I find both useful and slightly strange. Writing blogs on writing books on writing. I’m inclined to believe some of the…Read more Apparently My Dog Hates Tarot Cards