Writing Prompt Wednesday is a concept kindly borrowed from Honestly Austen. "Sorry, did you say a dozen boxes of pens?" "Pins." "Like...safety pins?" "Oh no." She sounded serious over the phone, more serious than when I'd run into her at the coffee shop. "Straight pins, please. You know, like sewing pins?" "Okay..." "See you at … Continue reading Writing Prompt Wednesday – Pins?
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?