This past Thursday I began working on the revisions to Project X after getting it back from my second beta reader. In reading her comprehensive and detailed notes, I realized something important: You must pay attention to length! In working on Project X, I’ve focused strictly on word count and not number of pages. My… Continue reading Knowing Your Length
All Out Of Sorts
Hey CN-ers out there! Talk about a busy and unexpected day yesterday. I was going to post a few things here about writing, freelancing and most importantly progress on Spirit Hackers. I was surprised to see that my wife took an almost full day off of work (I say almost because she went in for… Continue reading All Out Of Sorts
The Weekender: Oct 18 – 19
This weekend, I want to delve into a two-part ‘Weekender’ that I think everyone will want to chime in about: writing method. This is something that everyone who writes has an opinion about and more importantly a style they follow. In the past with everything I have written, it has been organically. My philosophy has… Continue reading The Weekender: Oct 18 – 19
Who the Frak Are You?
Good Wednesday C.N.-ers out there! I hope everyone is enjoying the great fall weather and ready for some interesting politics tonight with the final US Presidential Debate. I also hope you enjoyed the video review I did of the MacSpeech Dictate software. We’re not here to talk politics though today, I want to talk about… Continue reading Who the Frak Are You?
The Weekender: Oct 10 – 12
It’s Friday evening and time for another analysis of the writing world for everyone out there. I first want to say thanks to everyone who posted their thoughts and comments for the inaugural edition of The Weekender and I’m glad it got everyone thinking. As always, you are welcome to post your thoughts and responses… Continue reading The Weekender: Oct 10 – 12
The Weekender: Oct 3 – 5
Hey C.N. crew! I was thinking of starting up a new series here for everyone to enjoy during the weekends. Inspired by the NY Times, The Weekender is a series where I want to talk more in-depth or critically about writing, reading, current events that are writing related, etc. I hope that by posting a… Continue reading The Weekender: Oct 3 – 5
The Impending Feedback
One of my beta readers has sent me back my manuscript for the Robert book. To my surprise, this reader left me with over 500 comments in Word! Talk about feedback! While it does seem overwhelming, this type of feedback is vital to making this book a reality and giving it the best chances when… Continue reading The Impending Feedback
Free Writing Perspective
Sometimes when thinking about writing in general, odd things will pop into my head. One such thing was me remembering my writing classes I took back in high school. We did many writing exercises that included free writing. One of the shorts I came out with was a memoir based on one of my favorite… Continue reading Free Writing Perspective