Never Be Ashamed.

There’s already a lot of advice on the Internet about how to break into professional writing. I don’t have much to add. In my experience, at least, there was no magic formula or kung-fu technique that finally did it for me. All I did was keep writing, every day, while trying to get people to…… Continue reading Never Be Ashamed.

On Managing To Stress Over… Fan Mail

I’ve been thinking about fan mail a lot recently. When I knew I’d be blogging here, I figured maybe I could write something about it. I worried that fan mail wasn’t relevant to emerging authors, but the more I thought about it, the more I felt there were parallels, some right at the heart of…… Continue reading On Managing To Stress Over… Fan Mail

Writer’s Craft #2 – Quotes and Context

“A misfit is what you are,” Lywulf told her. “Like the rest of us.” (from Healer’s Sword, ETA Sept 2011, Lynda Williams) Is the line above punctuated correctly? It got past my editor, so I’m going with “yes”. The rule is to put a period after the tag line if the preceding quote completes a…… Continue reading Writer’s Craft #2 – Quotes and Context