Be Professional

  Stephen Fraser from Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency said that you’re a professional author when you treat yourself as a professional. Those words have floated in my head for months now. What do I need to do to act like…

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Pantser or Plotter?

Writers fall into two camps: outliners and non-outliners. The “plotters” plan out their stories. “Pantsers,” on the other hand write by the seat of their pants. I’ve been a pantser all along. I’m beginning to change the way I write.…

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For the Beginners

  I have been reading a lot of unpublished manuscripts recently and have noticed beginning writers tend to make the same mistakes. Here are some of the most common:   Alright is not all right. Alright is not word. Weird,…

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RUE those ROUSes

RUE those ROUSes

     When I first saw the acronym RUE in a writing book, I was reminded of the ROUSes in Princess Bride. Remember them—the huge, rat-like creatures that roamed the fire swamps?  Wesley nearly met his end in the claws…

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