Tagged with writing tips

Please Excuse My Absence

Have no fear, I am still here (or so Dr. Seuss would say in his unique and catchy way).  I have been going through an emotional upheaval and change in situation that has prevented me from posting.  No worries – – you won’t hear of me trashing a hotel room or shaving my head and … Continue reading

Originally posted on becomeanauthor:
  A number of years ago I was at a writers conference. We were between seminars, waiting for lunch, if I recall, when I found myself talking to a few other writers. We got to exchanging stories of woe, how we couldn’t get published and the cards were so much stacked…

Do You Work From Home?

Today is a sad day for me.  My boss returns after being out of the office since Thursday.  How could four days go by so quickly?   How could I still not get everything caught up?  How could my boss be in Hawaii and still email and call me with things to do?  Questions of the … Continue reading

A Week Later

I survived my critique and have lived to tell about it.  It still sucks though. I have not given up, simply reevaluated.  I obviously need more practice and I need to hone my craft.  I also may be looking to write the wrong kind of story, at least right now.  A friend mentioned to me … Continue reading

Critiqued

Last night was the night.  I received my critique from my draft first chapter. I can’t lie.  I was disappointed.  The idea I have is good but my writing is an issue.  The first half of my chapter was too much “telling” and not “showing”.  My instructor noted that she was quickly bored and I … Continue reading