Something I learned about writing today: It’s okay to have fun

Writing groups. Like blogs and sea monkeys, they are born with such enthusiasm and yet so often stall and die after a very short time. I have been a member of at least three that have long since expired, which was why I was very much inspired to read this post by Alaya Dawn Johnson, […]

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Something I learned about writing today: what makes a killer page one

The first page is the most valuable property in a book. If a reader doesn’t feel compelled to get beyond those first few paragraph than the rest might as well be pi numerals. I have been told this many times by editors, and yet one of the biggest pieces of feedback I got about a recent manuscript was that […]

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