Some NaNoWriMo Tips.

Some NaNoWriMo Tips.

So, we're eighteen days into NaNoWriMo as you're reading this, and hopefully by this point I've written more than thirty thousand words toward my manuscript.

How are you doing? Are you in the weeds? Have you fallen behind due to too many days off? Or do to not knowing what to write about? Or have you already rocketed over the finish line?

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Editing Your Own Work

Editing Your Own Work

What steps can I take to edit my own work?
There seems to be this illusion amongst writers that they are not editors, but they are. At least, any writer worth his salt has spent time reviewing word choices, rephrasing dialogue, and destroying sections of story because he forgot that the main character’s sword doesn’t appear until page 112.

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Plotter vs Pantser: The Pantser

Plotter vs Pantser: The Pantser

I don’t really like the term “pantser.” It makes the whole thing sound like we don’t know what we’re doing. Of course, I find the term “discovery writer” to be pretentious, so pantser it is.

Here’s the thing about pantsers. We know what we’re doing. We’re just doing it differently.

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Are The Big Publishers Doing Their Jobs?

Are The Big Publishers Doing Their Jobs?

What is the role of the publishing company?  At its most basic, the job of publishing is to provide the public with content that the public wants to read, and earn a profit as a reward for a job well done.  At first blush, it seems that large publishing companies are continuing to fulfill that role; books are still being made available to the market, and publishing companies are still earning profits.  After all, if they were failing in their role, the market would provide a correction in terms of eliminating profits, right?

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