10 Writing Craft Books And Blog Posts

There are so many great writing craft books and blog posts out there I just had to do my first monthly mash-up focusing on those. The following are some of my favorite books, in no particular order: Writing craft books: If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland -- Brenda shows us that no writing … Continue reading 10 Writing Craft Books And Blog Posts

Advertisements

Following Your Passion

Welcome to Toolbox Saturday where you'll find tools for various things from writing to whatever. I just finished another scene of Apprentice Cat. Wahoo!! Each day I get just a little closer to finishing the entire book. That makes me feel great. There are days when I wondered if I was doing what I'm supposed … Continue reading Following Your Passion

Sandwich Critiquing

You've been asked to read a friend's manuscript. After dutifully plowing through 100 pages of less-than-perfect, sometimes entertaining, but often difficult to understand prose you're left with one question: how do you tell your friend her manuscript needs a lot of work? Unless you really don't care about hurting your friend's feelings and possibly losing … Continue reading Sandwich Critiquing

When “Goofing Off” Isn’t

I admit it. I've been slacking lately. Other than blogging, I've done very little work on my book or anything else of much value (except doing a bit of marketing stuff). Mostly I've been reading Gayle Greeno's Ghatti books. They're really good, but somewhat difficult to read (not exactly page turners like Erin Hunter's Warrior … Continue reading When “Goofing Off” Isn’t

Writing in the Face of Fear

In his book The Courage to Write, Ralph Keyes tells us that every writer worth his or her salt has a fear of writing. ┬áIt's not just a fear of being rejected by a traditional publisher, although fear of rejection often causes the would-be author to become what Ralph calls a "trunk writer" (someone who … Continue reading Writing in the Face of Fear