“Mr. Martin Tanner, baritone of Dayton, Ohio, made his town hall debut last night. He came well prepared, but unfortunately, his presentation was not up to contemporary professional standards. His voice lacks the range of tonal color necessary to make it ‘consistently interesting.’ Full-time consideration of another endeavor might be in order.” Harry Chapin –Continue reading “The Basics – How to make your writing ‘consistently interesting.’”
Last week, I started this series on the editing process. But let’s stop for a moment and look at WHAT you will be editing. I mean, if you haven’t written anything, you aren’t ready to EDIT. You will be starting with the all-important FIRST DRAFT. The first draft of anything you write is just theContinue reading “Your Manuscript and the Editing Process – Part Two”
For the next several weeks, I want to talk about EDITING. While it is quite common to feel that ‘your Editor’ will fix all the nits, gnats, and SPAG (spelling and grammar) unless you have UNLIMITED funds for your writing, a Professional Editor is costly. The cleaner, more concise, and well-written work you can sendContinue reading “Your Manuscript and the Editing Process”
I know I’m not the only one who has an extensive library of writing books, but the HUGE choice of these tombs is daunting for some folks.
I want all of you to be excited about my next series of blogs. Now the reason I’m worried that you might NOT be excited, is because we will be discussing something we all roll our eyes over. Yes, I’m talking about Grammar. So, to make the series go down easier, I’m starting with aContinue reading “Kicking off the New Series with a GIVE AWAY!!”
How do you approach a new writing project? Do you find yourself suddenly inspired, and you rush to grab your notebook or dash to your computer to stroke the keys and produce your latest story? Or do you find yourself sitting with your pen or hands poised, waiting for inspiration? What if – you approachedContinue reading “Your Writer’s Toolbox”
One of the best things I’ve done as a writer is to reach out to other writers. I’ve built a network of like-minded folks. I’ve joined writing groups online, sites where you can post your writing and have peer reviews. In every case, I learn something valuable with each critique. These fellow travelers are anContinue reading “Tools of the Trade”