The criteria for whether you’re ready to apply for mentorship in contests like Author Mentor Match are pretty clear: you want to be traditionally published and you have a full manuscript that you’ve already fixed up as much as you can. But are you ready to be a mentee? Actually, it’s a bit of a trick …
My second birth was a sort-of unplanned C-section, and it made me even more grateful for a great hospital!
Five reasons why Scrivener is great for Nanowrimo and beyond.
My parents watched anxiously from the waiting room at the end of the hall as a cadre of hospital staff in scrubs trooped into my labor and delivery room. Inside the room it was less scary, but of course, I knew what was going on. The doctor had diagnosed that baby’s head was turned to …
It’s not about race, it’s about believing people when they say that poor characterization hurts them.
Examples of how to write a cliffhanger (and how not to) from Mary Pearson’s latest books.
(You can find my official bio at About Me.) I’m so extroverted it’s painful, according to my introverted husband. I can’t remember when I didn’t want to be an author. I wrote my first story in Kindergarten, and I still have it (thanks, Mom!). It was about a princess, a dragon, and a knight, so… …
What happens when a perfectionist takes the advice to write more short stories.
Last month, the second anniversary of my transition to being a full-time writer passed without my noticing. Maybe the second anniversary is never as exciting as the first, but I also have an excuse: I was finishing my book! I told myself I would finish in April. Then in May. Then in July or August. …