Editing Paralysis

What is editing paralysis, you ask? Let’s talk about it a little. It is a condition that happens to some writers. They finish the book. Leave it for some time, usually a couple of weeks. Then go back to it with the intention of editing, polishing it to a high gloss, to then send toContinue reading “Editing Paralysis”

Every Story Has Been Told Before

Every story has already been told. Really? How come, then, just in self-published novels there were well over one million in Amazon last year? If we include what’s been published in the traditional publishing route, we will be up in the two million-plus novels, easy. Keep in mind, that does not include the novels that,Continue reading “Every Story Has Been Told Before”

Hello 2021!

Can you believe it? We made it. We survived 2020! It was so long ago, and yet it feels like it all happened just last week. Oh, wait. 2020 was last week. I’d love to have a motivating, elegant, erudite quote to describe 2020. I don’t. I do have one, though. It comes from “DeepContinue reading “Hello 2021!”

EDITING

I asked and you answered. The overwhelming majority wanted to know about editing. So, let’s get into this subject. Once you have written a book, regardless of genre, if it’s fiction or nonfiction, you have to edit it. What is editing? It’s a revision of the work you have completed. Some tortured souls, such asContinue reading “EDITING”

What kind of “pantser” are you?

That is a strange question, or is it? Well, not really. I’ve heard of “discovery” writers. Those are the ones that start the story and allow it to evolve on the page. This is the author that will say the characters made a surprising decision, the plot developed in an unexpected way, they “wrote themselvesContinue reading “What kind of “pantser” are you?”

Pantser or Plotter

Gorge RR Martin talks about Gardener and architect, NaNoWriMo talks about pantser and plotters. What are all these? I have my own definitions because I’ve gone through my experiences in all of these categories. You see, I thought all novel writers were pantsers when I was much younger. Silly me, right? That’s what I thoughtContinue reading “Pantser or Plotter”