Gifts For Writers! A New Series All About Stuff You Need For Your Writing Ritual

Welcome to a brand new series of interviews here on the blog - it's the STUFF (Shit U Find Fulfilling). Writers have rituals, and some of us find a particular candle, pair of socks, or background noise is the key to kicking off the creative process. I asked fellow writers what it is they find … Continue reading Gifts For Writers! A New Series All About Stuff You Need For Your Writing Ritual

When To Walk Away From Your Manuscript & When To Hire A Professional Editor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wF1S-QhJus Lots of questions coming at me in the past few weeks, most of them from Facebook. I’ll start with Jessica who asked for tips for motivation to keep writing if you’re feeling very stuck. Good question. Here’s the thing – writing is hard. It sounds like you already knew that, but I think it … Continue reading When To Walk Away From Your Manuscript & When To Hire A Professional Editor

Emily Layne On The Waiting Game of Submission

If there's one thing that many aspiring writers have few clues about, it's the submission process. There are good reasons for that; authors aren't exactly encouraged to talk in detail about our own submission experiences, and - just like agent hunting - everyone's story is different. I managed to cobble together a few non-specific questions … Continue reading Emily Layne On The Waiting Game of Submission

Inspiration & Making the Leap From Fan-Fiction

The newest episode of the podcast is up! Listen below, or scroll for the transcript. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA0G1r06svI Inspiration is a bear. It’s either falling from the sky, a lightning bolt to the head that brings about a divine delivery of characters, world-building, plot and voice in a single moment. That does happen, but it’s rare. Most … Continue reading Inspiration & Making the Leap From Fan-Fiction