Category: behind the process

Behind “The Process”: Dealing with Interruptions

Writing is a lot of fun. But, for many, it requires a little warming up, though that’s not what this post is about. (I’ve previously written about that, if you’re interested.) The most frustrating thing that can happen while writing, for me, anyway, is… Continue Reading “Behind “The Process”: Dealing with Interruptions”

Behind “The Process”: Vary Your Sentences (blah-blah-blah…)

Vary your sentences. Writing teachers say it a lot, but without some explanation, the advice can fall flat, so… What do they mean, “Vary your sentences”? Well, there are lots of different ways to construct sentences, right? Whether or not you have a love… Continue Reading “Behind “The Process”: Vary Your Sentences (blah-blah-blah…)”

Behind “The Process”: Leave Breadcrumbs, Yo! (Making Big Revisions)

Making big changes to your fiction can be scary. But it doesn’t have to be…

Behind “The Process”: Just Kill Em Already (Editing)

Don’t freak out–it’s just a euphemism. I’m referring to the quote all English majors are familiar with: “In writing, you must kill all your darlings.” – William Faulkner There are plenty of writers’ resource websites out there that break this down. What makes mine… Continue Reading “Behind “The Process”: Just Kill Em Already (Editing)”

Behind “The Process”: Querying Agents (Again)

Yo, yo, yo, As some of you may know, I’m a writer. I wrote a book called Switchers. It’s a YA speculative fiction novel, blending sci-fi and a wee little bit of horror. I have a section on my website that gives a better… Continue Reading “Behind “The Process”: Querying Agents (Again)”