Category Archives: Manuscripts

FISHING FOR FEEDBACK

I often have multiple projects going at the same time. Generally, though, one keeps rising to the top, the one I want to be perfect from the first paragraph. The opening page of a novel can make or break a … Continue reading

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Consider the Kindle Scout Opportunity

Kindle Scout is a service of Amazon that I knew virtually nothing about until reading this guest post on Jane Friedman’s blog. The concept is hopeful for many writers, but be sure to read the whole post to learn about … Continue reading

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GETTING UNSTUCK WITH YOUR WRITING

Perhaps I should have read this before writing my last post! How to Avoid Sabotaging Your Creative Process: https://janefriedman.com/sabotage-creative-process/

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A TALE OF TWO STORIES

At any given time, I have multiple story ideas ping-ponging around in my brain. Usually, if I am patient, one rises closest to the surface screaming “Choose me! Choose me!” At that point, the other story ideas recede into the … Continue reading

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MULTIPLE POINTS OF VIEW IN FICTION

I found Jane Friedman’s latest post to be particularly useful. New writers, in particular, are discouraged from using multiple points of view within a novel. So when is it okay? And what are the rules and pitfalls. It features a … Continue reading

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The Long Road to a Finished Novel

I’ve posted a few times about the completion of the first draft of my third novel, currently titled Gram & Me. I had high hopes of editing and polishing and maybe even securing an agent by this summer. Many revisions later, … Continue reading

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What to Write Next?

So I finished Gram & Me, as I mentioned a few posts back. I packaged multiple queries to agents, and already my confidence is waning, even though it has only been a week. I should be ecstatic – although I … Continue reading

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