We've all been overloaded with the "rules" that writers shouldn't break, or the "mistakes" that will tip you off as an amateur. But how important are they really? Editing a manuscript I wrote as a much younger writer, I've had to address a lot of these faux-pas and make a lot of decisions. In this episode, I discuss some of the most prominent "rules" that writers have been breaking for centuries to varying degrees of success.
What rules do you disagree with? Let me know!
Despite our best intentions, sometimes life gets in the way. I talk about how a monster cold halted my progress over the last week, and some tips I've come across for keeping your writing habit alive when you're under the weather.
I also share some exciting news!
Those helpful blogposts I mentioned:
And as always, my email address:
This episode is part 3 of my Revision Series.
We're always told to shut out our inner editor so we can get the words down, but what happens when we need it to come back? I discuss everything I've learned while editing the first chapter (especially the first paragraph) of my novel.
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Having finally (pretty much) read through the first draft; I discuss character voice, viewpoint and tense; all important things to address before tackling the revision.
Happy New Year! This is the first episode in a "series" about my first novel revision. I talk about my initial reactions to the manuscript I'm planning to edit, as well as how to keep motivation up in order to get through this daunting task.
Aeon Timeline, the timeline software I mention:
An article discussing the Mandela Effect and the movie that supposedly never was:
And of course, my email so you can send me your feedback: