Writing Habits: Myth or Essential?

Tell me in the comments: Are writing habits a myth or are they essential? I.e. Do you think writers should write everyday? Do you think you should write a minimum amount of words per month or per month day? What does a writing habit mean to you? Does sticking to a set schedule or set ofContinue reading “Writing Habits: Myth or Essential?”

10 Great Writing Tips, in Quotes

Everyone’s looking for the “rules” of getting published. I try to share some wisdom on my blog, but who am I kidding? There are no rules. However, here are some guidelines (in quote form!) for aspiring writers… 10 Great Writing Tips, in Quotes: 1. What works for other writers doesn’t have to work for you. It’s okay toContinue reading “10 Great Writing Tips, in Quotes”

How are you going to grab the reader’s attention in the first 5 pages?

It doesn’t matter how good the end of your book is if the reader isn’t swooped in by the beginning. The beginning needs to be a mix of introduction, intrigue, quality writing–and it’s a precarious balance. Too plodding and you’ve lost us. Too much information and we’re drowning. There is no room for a slowContinue reading “How are you going to grab the reader’s attention in the first 5 pages?”