Category Archives Writing Skills

My writing update---about repurposing content and how that's keeping me on track this month during these very busy times!

On March 8, I participated in a roundtable discussion with Linda Joy Myers, President of the National Association of Memoir Writers, on the topic of techniques to get unstuck and into flow. If you’re interested in hearing more, you can listen to the archive here: Among the many tips and ideas we discussed—from the value of creating an outline to…

What are they? 1. Use subheads. 2. Get comfortable in the role of expert, teacher, or guide. 3. Be relatable. 4. Write like you talk. 5. Encourage your reader. READ THE LONG VERSION HERE. Thanks for following!

Part of the reason I’m such a structure nazi is because I’m a fan of controlled scenes. I think one of the primary reasons writers get rejected for “bad writing,” which an editor will never generally cop to in a rejection letter, is because the writer is self-indulgent and/or isn’t in control of their scenes. When a writer comes to…