Nowadays, you can get almost anything read to you at the touch of a button. Word processors can read. Almost every book also has an audiobook. The old days of reading aloud to kids or reading with family are fading away into history. But even with the ease of AI readers and audiobooks, reading aloud … Continue reading Yes, You Should Practise Reading Aloud. Here’s Why!
Wordiness – Why It’s a Problem and How to Recognise It
I'm wordy, guilty as charged. Strangely enough, I'm not a big talker, but when I do talk, I often state my points a few times in different ways before shutting up. It's my perfectionist streak coming out - the first thing out of my mouth never feels good enough, so I have to try and … Continue reading Wordiness – Why It’s a Problem and How to Recognise It
Resource: The 4 Phases of Editing: How to Revise a Novel by Savannah Gilbo
If you’re like most of the writers I work with, getting to the end of a first draft feels both exciting and terrifying at the same time. You’ve probably been working on this story for x-amount of months (or maybe even years!) and all you want is for the story you wrote to (eventually) match … Continue reading Resource: The 4 Phases of Editing: How to Revise a Novel by Savannah Gilbo
Never Trash Anything!
Want to help me get a standing desk? Check out the details in the donation box below the post and read my stories on Vocal! "Cut this scene," the editor says, so off you go to select the doomed section and delete it. In the words of Darth Vader: Nooooo! Never delete anything. Cut? Sure. But … Continue reading Never Trash Anything!
Little Writing Lessons Well Learned
Want to help me get a new desk chair? Check out the details in the donation box below the post! The past five days feel like they've lasted for a year. My kitchen flooded, I finally changed my last name to my husband's, and the next instalment of one of my all-time favourite series was … Continue reading Little Writing Lessons Well Learned
How To Do a Draft Two
It's almost the end of January and I've had 28 days to start work on my second draft of Project Pea. I've only started rewriting Chapter 3 tonight (there are currently 21 chapters), but the great thing is that I've gotten a lot more done than just actually writing more content. Before I even started … Continue reading How To Do a Draft Two