You cannot imagine how useful I found the article, Very and Other Useless Words to Erase Forever from writerscircle.com. The overused words listed in it are: Very/really Suddenly Amazing/awesome That Started This taught me that I really, really have a problem with my manuscript. No, really. I swear, really. It’s important to realize that the first draft is going to be the … More Editing really, really bad words. Really.
“And later, you can give us a reading of your book,” enthusiastically said Almost Author’s husband, much to her terror. I gave my first reading. Sort of. There was only an audience of four, and I was related to them, but I don’t think I’ll ever forget it. We went to see our parents for … More My first reading. Sort of.
I’ve written about this before, but after going through the exercise several times, I had to say it again. There is nothing like listening to someone else read your writing to you. I find it does the following: Lets you know if your story flows from one chapter to the next. .. Validates the rhythm … More Listen to your book. Literally.
Yup, just took Life in the ‘Cosm out of its teens and into its 20s. I’ve just drafted Chapter 20 and am headed for Chapter 21. Over 88 000 words now, and counting. I am amazed that a project that started out as a distraction from the symptoms of Fibromyalgia has turned into a story for … More My novel is no longer in its teens!
My friends on Facebook must be rolling their eyes at me because of the smart watch trials I am currently facing. Oh yes, this is a heightened tragedy of our time, I know… But in my upcoming book, one of my characters has a pink smartwatch and it can do different things, like making annoying … More Misadventures in smartwatching