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Kamy Wicoff's next book, Wishful Thinking, pubs soon. Here's what she's learned along the way.
In my first job out of college, one of my assignments was to co-write an opinion piece for my boss. (In this case, "co-write" meant "write.") He told me the points he wanted to make, and my role was to turn those ideas into a clear, readable argument that a prominent magazine in our industry would accept. Both of us would get the byline, so I was excited!
I'll never forget my boss's reaction when I proudly showed him my masterpiece. He smiled at me, then sighed and said something along the lines of, "Ah, how difficult it is to part with young words."
At first I didn't understand what he meant, but then he (tactfully) explained to me that the essay would…Continue
Well everyone, I did it. I sat down and pushed through my final edits. I got to a place where I feel comfortable saying it: I’m done! Now that said, I’m the type of person who thinks writing is never done—there’s always something you’ll want to change, always something that could be better. But I’m as done as I’m going to be without an editor, and so as far as I’m concerned, that’s done.
I’m someone who doesn’t like to share my work until I think it’s finished. In fact, I don’t even like to talk about it. Maybe I’m superstitious. Maybe I like to keep expectations low. At any rate, I don’t like to tell anyone I’m writing something until I think it’s finished, and then I’m ready to share. There are some people who have been waiting to read my first novel, and waiting patiently (hi dad!). It’s…Continue
This week, my friend, fellow author, and She Writer, L. G. O'Connor is summarizing her first year's experience of being a published author. The following blog post is what inspired me to start this blog a few years ago.
I published my debut novel in 2008 and L. G. published her's just over a year ago, and as you will see, a lot has changed in the industry between my debut and hers. Whether you are an established author or just starting out, you want to read and learn from L. G. because what worked even a year ago may not be your best option today.
This post is a bit longer than normal because this isn't just food for thought. This is a primer for those of you who are about to take the plunge for the first…Continue
When a writer starts a book—or any long, complicated project—she's full of questions. Some of our questions are important ones—even essential. If we're writing fiction, we need to know the characters, their back stories, their motivations. For memoir, we may need to do a ton of research. We always have to get a feel for the voice in which we will be writing. There are many, many questions to be asked and answered as we launch our work.
There are also certain questions that we simply should NOT be asking. These questions should not be part of the conversation, for two reasons: a) There is no answer to them, and b) They show that you are focusing on the wrong things.
Here are three.
Get my free ebooklet, …Continue
I'd like to give my experience in paper writing and give several necessary advices.
During their study in a university or college, students receive a great amount of the most diverse assignments. To successfully perform each and every of them, you need to clearly realize a specific character and requirements as to structure and content of every single kind of assignment. However, there are some basic features in common with them all: every task requires you to collect…
storm predicted, wind swept, the visitors came,
some to sail boats, while others to
pass the time of day, pleasantly.
we shall shelter from the rain
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Running around and pushing yourself as hard as you can won’t make you more productive or happy. Most of the time it becomes hard to think when you’re running on just a few hours sleep. That’s when…
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