Advice on how to stop destroying your work-in-progress by pulling on threads.
After winning your first NaNo, you may be wondering what to do. Here's some advice.
By Peter Derk
So you have to write something. Maybe it's the first thing you've written since high school. Don't worry, it's not that hard. We'll get through it together.
Nick Kolakowski's revised trio of novellas, now titled "Love & Bullets", is out from Shotgun Honey this month. He has some advice...
It's crucial that you can read your writing as the audience, an author, AND an editor.
By Jay Wilburn
No first draft is perfect. We all have bad habits and bad habits show up a lot. Here are 10 things Jay Wilburn seems to find in all his first drafts.
By Lisa Bubert
What are those pesky rejection letters actually telling you?
As C.J. Cherryh wrote, “It is perfectly okay to write garbage — as long as you edit brilliantly.” Here are five tips on how to approach the second draft of your novel-in-making.
Just because a story is old doesn’t automatically mean that it’s terrible. Here are five tips on how to make the most of an ancient manuscript that you might have once forgotten in a drawer somewhere.
By Joshua Isard
The agendas with which you approach your story might be holding the narrative back.
Here's five hard questions you need to ask yourself before tackling the dreaded rewrite.
Learn how to identify and fix common problems in your opening chapter.
A list of ten simple edits that can immediately improve whatever writing you're working on.
A guide to surviving your creative writing workshop.
When it comes to writing, your story can be conventional or weird, but it has to be satisfying.
Got a story that keeps getting turned down for publication? Here's how you can use industry rejection as a critical tool to improve your work.
Struggling to make effective cuts? This article walks you through four strategies for trimming, tightening, and focusing your work.
8 warning signs that you may want to throw your latest manuscript under the lawnmower.
By Erin Reel
Writers have more professional support available to them now than ever before. Erin Reel, The Lit Coach, breaks down the 3 most popular editorial services, giving you the benefits, red flags and more.
In: editing, fiction writing, Grammar, Plot, Revision, Rewriting, Storyville, Structure, Vocabulary, Workshop
It's been said that the difference between a good writer and a great writer is editing. So let's hop to it.
Know your weaknesses as a writer, and then cull them, fix them.