If you want to know how it sounds, you’ve got to read your stuff out loud. Reading your work in front of a live audience can be nerve-wracking, but absolutely nothing helps you understand syntax, inflection, and pacing better than oral reading.
One of the biggest challenges for writers, particularly writers of fiction, is to lend life to the characters they create. Here are a few things to think about as you’re clicking away at your NANOWRIMO goal or having your go at the Great American Novel.
If you want to be down with writing, you’ve got to write it down. Today, I’m going to share with you my process for drafting a manuscript. In other words, what I DO to get that story out of my head and into a form that will one day become a book!
Just a smalltown girl, hanging in a bestseller’s world. She took the midday plane to Or-Lan-Do.
Rocky met with the lively ladies of Book Chat on a shaded veranda overlooking Mobile Bay to talk about A Gathering Misery. As ice-cold drinks were served, the interactive discussion revolved around the creative process and the use of family heirlooms as scaffolding for both plot development and character arcs in Southern Literature.
#layofflaura may not be a movement, but it IS a protest.