Writing Prompt Wednesday is a concept kindly borrowed from Honestly Austen. "So..." I nudged it, very gently, with my toe. "That's creepy." "Little bit, yeah." Ben paused. "Maybe Emily left it." "I'll text." We waited, staring at the package on the porch: perfectly square, wrapped in blue paper, with a white bow on top. … Continue reading Writing Prompt Wednesday – Gift
Welcome to Fiction Tip Friday, where I give you a quick-as-possible breakdown on the "Why?" behind some of the most common pieces of writing advice. "It's really very simple," Tom explained. "You see--" Stop right there, Tom. Do you think I'm stupid or something? "Well...n-no!" Tom stuttered. "I-I, I mean--" See, Tom? You're doing … Continue reading Fiction Tip Friday – Stick to “Said”
Any writer knows the first draft is the (mandatory) first step on the road to crafting a novel…but what comes next?