Here are some things I’ve done to keep it all straight. I pray it may be helpful as you organize your own writing projects.
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Everybody we encounter can teach us something.
We don’t want readers to read about our characters, we want them to experience their lives in the pages of our stories.
People have asked where my characters come from. My response frequently is, “I don’t know. He just showed up one day and said he had a story to tell.”
Finding the right word is part of editing when we look to improve the first draft by finding words that better express what we want to say.
It seems to me the more writing I do, the more I find myself looking for the right word, the perfect word to convey what I want. Maybe it’s the color of a character’s eyes, or the fury in the sky as a thunderstorm scuds across the sky. It might …
There are plenty of others in the writing universe eager to stomp on someone’s dream. I don’t want to be one of them.
Recently, I received a rejection from an agent. One of those non-specific rejections. You know, the ones that say something like “not a good fit for me.” Something about my writing did not strike either the agent as worthy of representation or publication. And it added to a string …
Or is success for a writer a whimsical gift distributed apparently without rhyme or reason by the fairy god-agent-publisher?
In last week’s blog, Click Here I wrote about some things we can do to spiff up our writing by looking at the words we use. I recommended avoiding boring words and delayed action words. This week, I want to look at what are sometimes called filter words. Words like …