I am hereby making a pledge to henceforth avoid reading any and all reviews. They’re not for me anyway. My job is to keep writing.
This story device has always bothered me and I feel it’s my duty to bring it to the attention of other writers out there, so that, together, we can stamp this shit out forever.
I was doing some freelance work a while back, working with a small marketing team, and I was lamenting the prevalence of double spaces after periods. It’s a pet peeve of mine. The woman I was working with, who was about fifteen years younger than me, voiced her theory that people tend to hit the […]
Here’s the gist: you write a list of the 25 things that you most want to achieve in life. Then you circle the top 5 and swear off the other 20. Just cut them loose.
I’ve applied this organizing principal to my writing and it works just as well at my desk as it does in my closet.
The ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) is an early version of the book that gets sent out, way ahead of the publication date, to reviewers, news outlets, bloggers, etc.