Filler, filter, and crutch words like adverbs weaken your writing with vague ideas. They are the difference between building an exciting world that holds a reader’s attention or leaving a vague and passive impression.
“But how long is that?”
I have to explain my answer. I even have to explain this to my husband over and over. Readers measure books in pages.
I found the #plotofgold challenge on Pinterest. I read about it, I instantly said: “nope too hard”. it was exactly what I needed.
It took a lot of emotional energy to get the application for Ossabow Island Writers’ Retreat done and sent in. In the end it all worked out.
Do you think about your story all the time? Even when you are doing the mundane tasks of caring for your family? Washing dishes, doing laundry? I think about mine all the time. Over a long 5 day weekend filled with a cranky sick family I daydreamed of what my main
As you may have noticed I have been pretty quiet. We are still alive! I have just been preoccupied since April. I wrote a book. When I finished, I wrote a second book. Right now I am going through the revision process. It is brutal. I changed two