Hi Gang, Craig with you again. This is another expansion pack, because it’s not something you’ll need in every story. It’s a trick that I consider worthy of sharing with you. This one is based upon personal experience. A recent chapter I wrote brought it back to mind. I have shortcomings as an author, and … Continue reading Expansion Pack: Writing from the side
Hello, SE'ers! It's Jan here to talk about an infuriating book marketing pitfall. I will share some tips to help make sure you don't fall for useless book marketing promises that can drain your pocketbook. Image courtesy Pete Linforth via Pixabay New authors are desperate to get their work discovered. And that makes them vulnerable … Continue reading MKTG #20 – SCAMS
Greetings, Storytellers. Diana here to talk about whether we should edit our published books, and if so, when. This post also applies to those writers who never publish because they never finish editing. If that's you, read on! Like just about anything we do (paint, cook, dance, carpentry, write) we get better with practice. We … Continue reading Should you edit your published book?
Hi Gang, Craig once more to wrap up this weird series about cautionary tales for writers. You can check out the two previous posts at these links: Canon One Upmanship This one is about something that’s all the rage right now; prequels. You have a cool story, and one of the supporting characters could have … Continue reading Expansion Pack: Prequels
Greetings, SE’ers! Beem Weeks here with you again. Today, I'd like to talk about rewrites and second drafts. Some writers have all the skills needed to nail their story on the first run. Others may require a second draft—or even a third. I’m a firm believer in the second draft. This doesn’t necessarily mean a … Continue reading Rewrites and Second Drafts: A Necessary Evil.