Why I’m Tougher On My CPs

So a while back I wrote a pretend letter to my future (and current) CPs about how wonderful a CP I am. Okay, it wasn’t really that, but it was about how I do things… kinda. And it’s funny. Really. Go read it if you want.   But now a year later, I’ve realized something…
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For Self-publishers: Black Firefly

  Are you one of those people who is overwhelmed with self-publishing? Right now I’m committed to trying to find a literary agent and one reason is that I don’t want go through the whole learning curve for self-publishing. The other is that 100% of the marketing is up to you.   If you want…
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Is This Just Me?

  So I have this little thing I do, and I’ve often wondered if it’s just me, but before I get to it, I’d better give the background.   (FYI: If you’re a speech therapist, please read this and tell me if you have any insight into this odd problem.)   Back when my son…
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So I Guess I Was Wrong

  I was wrong. It happens sometimes. Well actually, it happens a lot in my writing, but luckily I’m discovering how to right those wrongs. I’m learning. One of the things we’re supposed to do in writing is to vary sentence length. I thought I was doing so, but I was wrong. I’ve gotten several…
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Sloppy Writing 101.58

  As writers we are supposed to tighten our prose. There are so many unnecessary words out there that plague my stories; I end up spending more time editing than writing. Way more. But we also need to develop that elusive voice and make sure it’s not blah/boring–which can happen if you just go in…
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