Author Damian Serbu talks self-revisions: when it's time to tackle them, when it's time to set them aside, and when it's time to seek the help of an editor.
Recently I had the chance to talk about writing, editing, and impostor syndrome on Casual Misfit Radio with host Kyle V. Hiller, and fellow RevPit editors Carly Hayward and Editor Cassandra. If you want to work with an editor but find yourself afraid of the how, when, and why to approach one, we cover all… Continue reading Revise, Resub, Rewrite, Rihanna – r.r. campbell on Casual Misfit Radio
As a way to say thank you to the RevPit community, I'm proud to offer the following editing discounts to any RevPit participant who books these services on or before April 24th, 2019. Query and First Five Pages Take $10 off this package Includes two passes at query, one pass at first five pages First Fifty Pages Take $10… Continue reading RevPit Editing Discounts!
You weren't selected for RevPit? Me neither. No, seriously, I wasn't---and not because I was an editor as opposed to an entrant. I, too, submitted to the annual RevPit event in April 2017, and, much like you, walked away with nothing. Except that's not true. Not even close to it, in fact. It can be… Continue reading You weren’t selected for RevPit. Now what?
Back in 2013, I attended the University of Wisconsin's Writers' Institute for the first time as a bright-eyed, self-styled savant, ready for agent pitches and the success that would surely follow. Things didn't exactly work out as planned. Though I walked away from every pitch with a request for pages, nothing ever came of those… Continue reading On Finding and Embracing Community
We've got a schedule, folks! Plan accordingly. In between tabling throughout the conference, I'll be at WisCon 43 participating in a panel about writing a series, as well as leading two sessions on the craft of writing in general. The full schedule of my time at WisCon is as follows--- Plotting Past Book One (Panel)… Continue reading r. r. campbell at WisCon 43 – Schedule Now Available!
r.r. and Sione explore a protagonist's darkest moment, the dark night of the soul, and how we set our readers up for both. One of r.r.'s cats pays the pod a visit around the hour mark, too, if you listen closely enough.
Imagine me, aged twenty-three, in a cramped room with a tin roof, the only furnishings a collapsible aluminum table, a plastic lawn chair, and a ragged futon pressed against the far wall. Black rot blossoms along the molding, and every dog in the city barks at passersby who blink too loudly. This is where I… Continue reading Writing is Like Using a Washing Machine. Kind of.
It's been... an interesting weekend. My in-laws invited my wife and I to visit, but I elected to stay home to make a sizable dent in my revisions for Event Horizon, the third book in my EMPATHY series. With the place to myself (aside from my cats), I figured I'd have no problem doing all the… Continue reading On Progress, Goals, and Control
Though I've previously noted my upcoming appearance at WisCon 43 as a vendor, I'm now thrilled to announce I've been invited to lead two sessions on the craft of writing during the course of the conference. The two sessions I'll be leading are--- Solidify Your Scenes with the Five Core Components of Scene Structure Why… Continue reading Update: R.R. Campbell to Speak at WisCon 43