Category: Workshop

What is voice? A standard definition might be, “The cadence and style which gives an impression of a distinct perspective from which the narrative is told.” Or less messily, “That…

Many novice writers know that they want to write, but have no idea how to go about getting their work published While it varies based on the type of work…

Is ironic that I should write a piece about editing, and not get it edited (or even review it myself). Having said that, let me put forth my usual disclaimer for…

Posted Sep, 2006   There’s one question I’ve been asked repeatedly in private and on these forums… If you have printed your book POD, should you tell a potential agent during…

Posted Sep, 2006 Two hundred years ago there was no internet, and 1/100 of the number of books published a year that we have today. There was, of course, competition in…

Posted Sep, 2006 Most writers have heard of Suspension of Disbelief, but very few have an appreciation for what it truly is, and how important it is. It is the…

When submitting to agents or publishers, there is a standard manuscript format which is accepted. Not using this format is an excellent way to have your manuscript tossed in the…

Copyrighting is an often misunderstood thing, and I’ve seen a few questions here about it. It’s actually quite simple. When you write something, it is copyrighted. End of story. According…

Good craft in writing necessitates writing complete and compelling stories. Shortcuts are far too easy to take, and often seem like the only way to complete one’s story, but they…

Posted Aug, 2006 Querying is amongst the most dreaded activity in writing. It is the process by which you obtain an agent (or publisher). The failure rate is astonishing (see…