I had a lovely two weeks off, relaxing with the husband unit during our stay-cation. So much dessert, so much retail therapy. Good times. But now STUFF is about to happen. Because of my super-amazing beta readers from heaven, I received all the comments, and I’m ready to roll with preparing the submission draft of The … More Back from staycay!
This morning my friend tagged me on a post featuring an article about sensitivity readers. Without reading the article, I replied, “Yes! I use sensitivity readers and editors all the time!” Then, I did a bad thing—I read the comments. Ugh. A few people equated this type of editing to censorship and others made some really insulting … More Sensitivity editing is not censorship—it’s about respect.
Last year I joined a writers’ group called The Inkonceivables (I know, right? Adorbz!) with authors Nathan Fréchette, Marjo Lafrenière, Éric Desmarais, S.M. Carrière, and Jamieson Wolf. Confession: I really, really, really, times infinity did not want to ever be apart of one. Probably because of previously witnessing writers’ groups whose members spoke as if fatally … More Asking for Reader Feedback: Scary but Awesome
I normally don’t like to toot my own horn, but I can totally own up to one of my talents—I can write really badly. WHOOT, HOORAY, GO ME! I’ve totally got bragging rights on this one. Why in all that is iced with frosting would I feel proud that I cannot write positively goodly? Well, quite … More Mastering the Art of Writing Badly
The Noob Writes by Cait Gordon How awesome, oh, how awesome I write, except when I totally suck. When once my wit cut right to the bone, now it gurgles while drowning in muck. But no! And lo! This chapter’s not bad, in fact, it’s beyond all compare. But wait, oh great, I read it again, … More The Noob Writes, A Silly Poem