NaturalReader

Tool Time Tuesday: NaturalReader

Tool Time Tuesday

About once a month, on Tuesday, we talk about the different tools available for writers to make life easier (theoretically 😉 ). Today’s Tool: NaturalReader   Platform: Online, Windows, Mac Cost: Free both online and downloadable with some limits;…

Quick Edits: Action Scenes

Quick Edits is a short feature where I give quick editing advice on how to handle common problems in fiction writing. Let’s talk about writing action! What Is Action and What Makes a Good Scene? Action scenes are any…

Quick Edits: Distancing

Quick Edits is a short feature where I give quick editing advice on how to handle common problems in fiction writing. Distancing is when you are using 3rd person limited or 1st person point of view and then use…

Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes…

Blog news, Website Update

I’ve decided that I will be updating the blog bi-weekly, rather than weekly. I’ve been writing (mostly) consistently for a year and I still have no engagement on the blog, so I feel as if devoting writing time to…

Tool Time Tuesday: Calibre e-Book Management Software

Tool Time Tuesday

Once per month, on Tuesday, we talk about the different tools available for writers to make life easier (theoretically 😉 ). Today’s Tool: Calibre e-Book Management Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux (+portable version) Cost: Free! What calibre does: Calibre is…

Writing Groups, Critique Groups, & Masterminds, Oh My!

Writing

A couple weeks ago, I attended a new writing group. Not just new-to-me, but brand spanking, first meeting kind of new. Granted, I know all of the folks involved and call them all friend, but this configuration, this purpose,…

Garbage In, Garbage Out: What You Read Matters

Writing

In December of 2017, the publishing company where I did a lot of contract editing, Loose Id, announced their closure. The four women who own the company handled it very well, with much more grace and responsibility than most…

No one home! Come back later! :)

Life Stuff, SpecChic

I’ve been traveling the last couple weeks, so I’m running a bit behind on my blog post schedule. But never fear! I’m still writing today! I did a special My Favorite Things post over at Speculative Chic. So go…

Quick Edits: Word Echoes

Craft of Writing, Quick Edits, Writing

Quick Edits is a short feature where I give quick editing advice on how to handle common problems in fiction writing. This week we’re looking at word echoes. Word echoes can be used as a writing device to emphasize…