Not That Clever

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Microscopes and Telescopes

Lately, my WIP turned into a WIS. Work in Stagnation. It’s my own fault. There’s any number of things holding me back, all of which are internal and no one’s fault but my own. Much like the last time I… Continue Reading →

Feedback and Help

Imagine my stress this week when I sent out my novel draft to five beta readers. Beta readers, those kind souls who donate their time to making your manuscript better before sending it on to the next stage in the… Continue Reading →

Tales from the Writing Group

“Start over.” That’s terrifying feedback to get about any project, particularly the creative, soul-baring kind. I was witness to this exact brief critique at a writing group one night. An entire story reviewed in one breath—clever! While not directed at… Continue Reading →

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