Writing Tip: “Three Great Scenes, No Bad Ones”

tumblr_nxidzdRZ8s1s03fboo1_500.jpg

So as I’m slogging through my current work-in-progress, there are a lot of problems I’m encountering. One of them is this:

Continue reading

MK’s Book Reviews: A 3-Star Streak

tumblr_nrvit5NOYj1rivnsyo1_500.jpg

I haven’t written a book review in a little while because I prefer writing about books I loved. And most of the books I’ve read lately are just books I kinda liked. But I suppose a round-up of 3-star books couldn’t hurt, if you’re considering reading any of these titles…

Continue reading

One Big Thing You Need To Write A Great Manuscript

21513551139_635d2d123e_k.jpg

So I’ve talked some about my own personal NaNoWriMo–attempting to write a first draft in three months, instead of one–and also about how I’m just a wee bit behind. (More specifically: my total word count is at about a third of what it should be.) But I don’t feel like a failure, because after 2+ months of outlining and drafting (and a hell of a lot of deleting) I finally have one big thing down…

Continue reading

MK’s Book Reviews: Carry On

carry-on-jtsuboike-0006-edit_wide-bd75743121237294e9ea230132a554bfc4e3222b.jpg

Confession: I’ve been an obnoxiously slow reader lately. Life has been getting in the way. But last night, I finally finished this book...

Continue reading