It’s launched! Dear Editor, my new fiction writing advice column. Come send me your worries, your heartaches, your concerns (about your fiction, I mean). I will do my best to smooth your way. And in celebration, I’m going to spend this week posting posts here about numbers. As in: 3… Read more“Giving advice & using (lots of) numbers”
This is it, guys! Our last day. If you’ve got a climax you could really use a professional editor’s advice on—not just Developmental Editing, but a Copy & Line Edit, as well—shoop it on over. After today, we go back to business as usual. Check out the rules, such as… Read more“<em>Last day:</em> Free Edit of your novel’s CLIMAX”
TODAY AND TOMORROW. Last two days to get a Free Edit of your novel’s Climax! Check out the rules here. Check out the entries for this week below!
ONE MORE WEEK, FOLKS. Just a reminder! Until the end of next week I’m running a special on Free Edits of novel Climaxes. Check out the rules here. Check out the entries for this week below!
For the record, I think we’re all in agreement (yes?) that submitting a novel climax for the Free Edit anonymously is fine. So if you’re hanging back because you’re a little shy, don’t worry about it. I can keep it anonymous for you. Although it would be even better if… Read more“Submitting a Free Edit novel CLIMAX anonymously”
So you guys are kind of blowing me away with your lack of needing Free Edits of your novel Climaxes. I remembered getting a lot more early entries last time. Is it that you have your climaxes just really gorgeously polished? Or is it, as Jordan says with her entry,… Read more“Amazing me with your competence”
I’m going on vacation for a couple of weeks. Every year my family celebrates with great hope the extreme low point of the year at the Winter Solstice—like everyone else, I guess—and then takes the ten days between that and New Year’s Eve as time out of time, that gap… Read more“Linking to Glimmer Train”
I apologize for the snafu, but WordPress accidentally published the post I was working on, announcing the new blog. I’m assuming it automatically mailed to everyone on the RSS feed. Woops. So my sys admin got to work hustling to get the new blog up right away. Unfortunately, it turns… Read more“Waiting. . .”
All right, folks, we go out with a bang this week with three really beautifully-done entries from Amy Carey, Laura Eno, and Sean O’Mordha. These authors left me with quite little do do, edit-wise. Please give them a round of applause! And please remember to make your complimentary comments. Give… Read more“HOOKING”
@Doublelattemama has asked why I’m limiting the hooks to 150 words. Is that really how long a novel’s hook is supposed to be? Well, the first part of that answer is that that’s as long as I can handle if I’m doing multiple hooks for free every week. I had… Read more“HOOKING question”