Tag Archive | writer

Love Your Book

Love Your Book

I read a lot of inde- and self-published novels. Not as many as I would like, but that’s true of reading in general. Still, though, a lot. Some of them are exceptional. Some of them, I can tell the author invested a lot in honing his or her craft, hiring an editor and cover designer, […]

What to Look for in an Editor

What to Look for in an Editor

All serious writers need editors. Even editors need other editors. I’m sure I’ll get all kinds of backlash from indies and experienced writers saying this isn’t so, but I respectfully disagree. Naturally, the more you learn to write and improve your writing craft, the less editing you need, but no one is completely objective about […]

How to be a Successful Writer

How to be a Successful Writer

How to be a Successful Writer: Write every day Write at least 2000 words a day It doesn’t matter how much you write, as long as you’re doing something Keep a notebook on hand to jot down ideas whenever the muse strikes Don’t wait for the muse—write anyway Read at least 200 books per year […]

Who Am I?

Who Am I?

In the aftermath of the Great Realm Makers Conference, writers across the nation(s) are applying their newfound wisdom and writing techniques to their manuscripts, polishing things up, and sending them out into the world. One of the main benefits of a conference like this is the opportunity to talk to professionals in the industry and […]

Top Five Ways to Sideline your Writing Career

Top Five Ways to Sideline your Writing Career

5. Ignore Critiques Don’t listen to the haters. Anyone who says anything negative about your writing is clearly jealous of your potential success. Chances are you know more about writing than they do, and besides, you know what you’re trying to say and how you want to say it. Anyone who gives you suggestions is […]

What Genre?

What Genre?

I took a quiz on Facebook the other day entitled “Which genre of fiction should you write?” And of course, these quizzes are totally accurate and infallible, right? Seriously, though, I enjoy taking them and a lot of times I think the results are pretty accurate. Sometimes I think they’re just really generic and say […]

My First

My First

I didn’t want to be a writer. Don’t get me wrong. Growing up, I loved to read and write. It just never occurred to be to want to be a writer. I wanted to be a teacher. I realized at some point in high school that it would be hard for me to be a […]