Writing & Editing Resources

So this week I don’t feel like I have the energy to write a blog post. You know those days where you just feel ‘blah’ and have a hard time drumming up the drive to do anything? Yep, one of those days. It’s a perfectly normal, and human, thing to go through. Our bodies, minds, and spirits work in waves, ups and downs, not a straight line (of course, I’ve also been re-reading the whole 7-book Harry Potter series, which has been just a tad distracting *innocent look*).

So instead of…

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Writer’s Heaven: Fellowships and Grants


Wouldn’t you kill for some time alone, free from your day job and life’s distractions, to focus on writing?  What if we, as writers, could be PAID to take time away from Life, and just write?  That, my friend, would be writer’s heaven.

The good news is: writer’s heaven exists.  It’s called fellowships (residencies) and grants.  The not-so-good news is: these opportunities are few, and the competition is fierce.  The better news is: the process of applying for fellowships and grants is an excellent way…

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Becoming-A-Writer Tip # 4: Feedback

Today’s topic is the lifeblood of artists: feedback.

noun: feedback
information about reactions to a product, a person’s performance of a task, etc., used as a basis for improvement.

Except for the rare person who writes solely for themselves and does not want outside input, the vast majority of writers should want and need feedback.  Why are we writing, after all?  To create an enjoyable story.  To improve our…

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Publishing Updates: First Peek of my Novel

Hello all!  I hope you enjoyed last week’s post.  In light of that advice, I’ve written another chapter in my book.  I still haven’t finalized even a working title, so I won’t say anything more here except that: it will be a trilogy, it’s a modern scifi twist on the old and well-read vampire fiction genre, and it’s told from the perspective of two sisters.  It will probably be a year or two in the making, unless money drops from the sky and I can stop working to just focus on my writing,…

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