Note: A version of this post first appeared in the opening minutes of episode 087 of the R.R. Campbell Writescast (below). All querying statistics are up-to-date as of the date of recording. I want to speak directly to novelists now, particularly those who are querying, as one's querying quest is, almost universally, rife with far… Continue reading Reframing the Querying Quest
Meet Rachael A. Edwards. Rachael is, like many of you, a reader, a writer, a dreamer. She hails from Chester, England, and, here's something fun: she was born on Halloween. She's also the embodiment of perseverance. In 2018, I had the good fortune of mentoring Rachael as part of the 2018 Revise and Resubmit (RevPit) competition.… Continue reading There’s someone I’d like you to meet.
Currently, I'm working on a manuscript I'm calling TO HAVE BEEN RICH. As I explore writing it, I'm using the word "explore" in more ways than one.
How can we get over an aversion to or fear of the blank page? We answer these questions in this morning
As writers, we can get so focused on improving our craft that we lose our sense of self. Take time and make space for the non-writerly parts of you, too.
In this morning's meditation, exploration, and affirmation, we discuss the what and the why of internality.
In the aftermath of the most recent conversations about the appropriation of marginalized voices in the publishing industry, I explore what white authors might do to avoid problematic or harmful depictions in their work, or to avoid appropriating the stories of others altogether. To do so, I explore my own journey and possible missteps.
Some stories, though technically well written, fall flat. Why is this, and how can we ensure the sense of purpose those tales might lack winds up in our own work? We explore in this morning's meditation, exploration, and affirmation.
Whether during the writing process, revisions, or querying, uncertainty harangues writers throughout every stage of the creative cycle. So how can we address that uncertainty? We explore one method for doing so during this morning's meditation, exploration, and affirmation.
Every word on the page is a promise, particularly the first words and images we choose to present to readers. In this morning's meditation, exploration, and affirmation, we explore why this is the case and how we can use it to our advantage as writers.