Jane Austen, Feedback and Sainthood (Among others)

Hello and welcome back folks.

After reading through two posts that correspond to each other, I’m compelled to throw in my 2 cents. I’m not speaking from any kind of authority on writing (or anything else for that matter), and that is an important disclaimer to make, as by the end of this post I’d like the reader to reflect on the essence of writing, the value of feedback and “Sainthood”. Continue reading

Want to write a novel? How about writing a novel first?

Welcome everybody!

Today I celebrate. But just for a moment. because, as advertised I was committed to completing the first draft of Novel #2 by the end of the year. Guess what? I did! Hurray! Huzzah! and other strange words! Continue reading

But what about the reader?

Welcome back folks, no time for much preamble as we have a score to settle here!

I told you I was writing and I wasn’t lying when I said that either. Now, in our little writers group we had a little debate. See, when you write, there are two things you need to know very well:

One is what you – as a writer want to accomplish. What do you want happening in that chapter you write? What do you want to show the reader? How are you going to move your story forward? Continue reading

Why start a blog?

After starting my first blog, I stopped and thought to myself “Why start a blog?”

I know. It’s a little funny (read: strange) that I had to start one before I had a clear purpose. But then again, the first one is kind of spiritual outlet. People might read that one and think I fell on my head and finally lost it.

This blog has a real target – To document my road from a writer-wannabe to a published writer.
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