Lately I've been pursuing publication for some of my short stories, and I feel I'm settling into a good rhythm of submissions and rejections. My current goal, at its barest bones, is to be paid professionally for a piece of my work. A lofty one, I know. Anyone familiar with writing submissions knows just…Read more Storymart: 5 Pros and Cons for Writers
A little update here on The Jack Hansard Series. Thanks again for sticking with me - we're making steady progress! I know it's proving to be a long wait, but I promise the end result will be worth it. I know it's a bit dull to just hear 'I'm editing' over and over again,…Read more What Does Editing Look Like?
When writers consider publishing options there are two main routes that spring to mind: you either go traditional, or you go it alone. But the world of publishing isn't as firmly divided as you might think. Among the host of options available to authors, crowdfunding is now one of them – and prospective publishers are…Read more Crowdfunding the Written Word: Author Interview with Erinna Mettler
In The Easy Cut: Editing Tips Part 2 we looked at quick and easy ways of improving your writing by making small aesthetic cuts. The reason these cuts were quick and easy was because they were largely superficial - they tightened up your work without making you lose anything you'd really miss. The Easy Cut was…Read more The Hard Cut: Editing Tips Part 3
Editing is a skill that you need as a writer, regardless of whether you intend to self-publish or not. The first draft will never be your best (it certainly isn't for most great writers) because it's the editing that makes it great. In this three-part series we're looking at three keys elements of fiction editing,…Read more The Easy Cut: Editing Tips Part 2
What's the key to good writing? Good editing. I thoroughly believe this. The first draft from even the best of writers is likely to be a pile of crap - and that's because they know the important thing is to get that first draft finished, not perfect. If you are constantly polishing and editing as…Read more Ch-ch-changes! Editing Tips Part 1
Since my last blog post I've been doing a lot of reading into how one goes about reaching an audience for their episodic stories . . . and I've learned that there are no clear-cut search terms to help navigate the topic, and no clear definition of what this form of writing actually is.…Read more So what IS episodic writing?